Operación San Andrés has been creating positive change in Collique, Peru since 2003. Here are some of the stories from people whose lives have been affected, either as beneficiaries of our community programs, or as part of our team. To stay up to date on the impact Operación San Andrés is making, bookmark this page or visit the Contact page and ask to sign up for our newsletter.


How the “Blessings from God” Soup Kitchen Assists the Rodriguez Family

Soup kitchens provide nutritious meals to thousands of vulnerable families in the poorest areas of Collique, Peru. Among the most-needy people are those who suffer from physical impairments that do now allow them to find a job with living wages to support their families. This is the case of the Rodriguez family, where both parents, Jose Luis and Paty, endure severe eye issues. By God’s grace, the Rodriguez family is connected to a local soup kitchen called “Blessings from God,” supported by Operacion San Andres, who helps relieve their financial struggles, providing free daily meals for the parents and their children.

Reflections on Our Mission Trip to Peru

What do 45 individuals from seven states in the USA have in common? They are all committed to Operación San Andrés and its ministry to the underserved residents of Collique. The group, including doctors, nurses, dentists, a PharmD, an optometrist, and lay volunteers, traveled from their homes to Peru in October.

Group of Mission Team Volunteers

Sheylla: Dreams Coming True

Sheylla has been part of the Operación San Andrés community for several years. Her dream has been to be a nurse and to work serving the children of Collique.

Sheylla Luna Mariano

Alicia: Testimony of Appreciation

Alicia has lived in Upper Collique since 1990. She is happily married and has two grown children and two younger school-age children. She began losing her sight in 2013.

Alicia Huancho Colina with two of her children

Luz Mary

Socorro, mother of Luz Mary, writes about the experience her daughter has had in the educational enrichment program at Operación San Andrés.

Luz Mary enjoying lunch