Our Students and Graduates
The ripple effect of education
World Villages for Children has a close relationship with the local communities in each of the countries where it operates. Our programs focus on the objectives of reducing child poverty, improving health, educational attainment and progress into employment and our work facilitates grass roots change in poverty levels within the local communities.
Case study examples from our graduates demonstrates the impact of your donation when the enhanced employment and earning prospects of our children results directly in their ability to care for their families. This results in the improved circumstances of their siblings and immediate family within the local community. Our children will invest in healthcare and education access for many of their siblings and sometimes the children of those children. The humanitarian impact of your donation is thus multiplied many times over.
In 2019, more than 370 Sisters of Mary cared for more than 20,000 children in villages in six countries:
|Seoul||276 boys & girls|
|The Philippines||Biga||3,502 girls|
|Mexico||Chalco||3,001 girls||105 toddlers|
|Guatemala||Zona 13||859 girls|
|Zona 6||1,138 boys|
|Zona 21||115 toddlers|
|Brazil||Sta Maria||749 girls||88 toddlers|
|Sao Bernardo||261 children||152 toddlers|
|Tanzania||Dar es Salaam||153 girls|
|TOTAL||20,888 boys & girls + 721 children & toddlers|
In Guatemala, South Korea, and Brazil, the Sisters of Mary also operate medical clinics and hospitals where they care for sick people and children who are too poor to have access to urgently needed medical care.
Be sure to download and review our 2019 Accomplishments page.
A Graduate's Success Story
Our graduates are the result of our relentless dedication to the poorest of the poor, and our commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty. To date, about 150,000 graduates have received an education through the Sisters of Mary, and thanks to the support of our generous benefactors.