Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children

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Founder : Venerable Aloysius Schwartz

Year Founded : 1964

Sisters : 381

Students : 20,000+

Graduates : 160,000+

More from Sr. Margarita

Part 1 In the remote mountains of Mexico, Sister Margarita met a young girl, who was hiding from her father, after he tried to sell her to a man for a six pack of beer. Fearing for her safety, the girl and her mother pleaded with the Sisters for a place at school....

Tanzania Testing Day

Feature article from National Catholic Register... Tanzania Testing Day: A Child’s Chance to Escape Poverty and Danger Once a year in Tanzania, on its world-forgotten islands, unvisited mountainsides, and in jungles and brush with man-eating animals, the Sisters of...

Recruitment Experience of Sr. Clara Kown

From May 1st to 7th last year, I went to the southern regions of Tanzania, (in particular, Mtwara and Ruvuma regions,) to accompany our two Filipina Sisters, Sr. Bernadeth and Sr. Marchery to give exam and interview some candidate students who will join our first...

Learn more about the children

The children at our schools come from the poorest of the poor. Each child has their own stories of what their life was before coming to our schools and how their lives are being transformed by the Sisters of Mary programs.  Read the moving stories of our children in their own words. 

Meet Our Graduates

There are 160,000+  graduates from the Sisters of Mary Schools. Many of our graduates went on to live prosperous lives, helping their families and local communities. Read the inspiring stories of our graduates in their own words. 

Life At Our Villages

Learn more about how we help children break free from a life of poverty.