by | Apr 4, 2022


Girlstown Guatemala

“I have four brothers and three sisters. My dad works in the fields, but what he earns, he doesn’t give to my mom, but he spends it on drinking. My dad said that women don’t study, that they can only serve to cook and give children. But I wanted to study, so I went to work in the fields to buy my notebooks.I decided to come here because I wanted to continue studying and my dad couldn’t give me that possibility anymore. I want to study to achieve something in the future. I hope to be a light to my family and my community. After graduating from the Villa I am going to get a job to help my family for a while, and then I want to study at the university. I want to help my family and my community by sharing my knowledge.”

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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. 

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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. 

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