Sister Martha, Sponsor a Sister

Sponsor Sr. Martha

I am Sister Martha. Father Al’s words “To love is to work, it is to overcome a million obstacles”, are a driving force in my daily life. I am currently in in Girlstown, Villa de los Niños, in Chalco, Mexico. I come from the State of Guerrero, one of the poorest in Mexico, from a family of 10 children where we are maintained by faith, the love of God, and family.

I have spent 17 years of service with the Sisters of Mary, in which my main inspiration is Father Al himself; I pray for the girls and I live even in the simplest way with them, trying there to form them as unique Christian people before God. Every day I overcome my own weaknesses and fatigue, remembering from Father Al that when you love, all obstacles are overcome.


$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. Martha speaking to the students in the chapel

Sr. Martha cleaning the grounds with the girls

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)

The Sisters of Mary Impact Video

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.