Sister Araceli, Sponsor a Sister

Sponsor Sr. Araceli


I am Sister Araceli and I am currently serving as a Mother Sister in Girlstown, Villa de los Niños, in Chalco, Mexico. I am originally from Veracruz and I come from a simple and honest family.  With the little that my father earned and with the help of Divine Providence we never lacked for anything, we always had what we needed for the day. The most important thing was that they instilled in me the faith and love of Jesus.

I have been serving the poor for 15 years in the name of Christ in the congregation of the Sisters of Mary; and I show my love through my prayer and direct service with the girls and in imitation of Saint Teresa of Calcutta. I look for a way to sacrifice myself daily for the love of Jesus in the poor. My daily challenge is to get my teaching to penetrate the heart of each girl so that it bears fruit and thus the girls will be able to transmit it in society.

$39 Feeds one child for one month

$72 Educates one child for one month

$125 Fully sponsors one child for one month

If you prefer to give quarterly or annually, please click here and type the name of the Sister you are partnering with in the “Dedicated to” box:

$1,496 Fully sponsors one child for one year
$49,368 Fully sponsors one family of students for one year (avg. 33 students/family of students)

Sr. Araceli cleaning with the girls

Sisters of Mary

First year students at Mass

Your support provides

  • Education for students that leads to careers or college
  • Spiritual, physical, emotional, and social care
  • Protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • A safe place to live and study
  • Three nutritious meals a day
  • Clothing and school materials
  • Clean water
  • Medical care
  • Dental care
  • Vocational training tailored to local industries
  • Spiritual formation and guidance
  • Opportunities to participate in sports, music, and art
  • Hope
  • Help to break the cycle of poverty

You will receive

  • Welcome package with information on the Mother-Sister you are sponsoring and her “family” group of students
  • Periodic updates from your Mother-Sister and information about the children under her loving care
  • Yearly reports from your Mother-Sister
  • Opportunities to send notes of encouragement, prayer requests, and photos to your sponsored Mother-Sister and her “family” group
  • Unparalleled opportunity to partner in serving the poor and changing lives
  • Mission and pilgrimage visits that can be arranged to select locations
  • *Please note: In accordance with our child protection policy all communications go through the WVC office in the U.S. (personal contact information will be redacted)

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The Sisters of Mary

The Sisters of Mary are devoted to helping the poorest of the poor in Asia, Latin America and Africa. The religious order was founded by Aloysius Schwartz, the priest of the poor. The Sisters have been operating charitable programs for more than fifty years serving children with the greatest need who have the greatest potential.