53.9% of children under the age of 17 in Mexico lack access to education, health, housing, and/or food. When children live in poverty, it not only impacts their own development, but also increases the likelihood of being passed on to future generations. Families caught in this cycle are not equipped with the tools to plan and control their lives but instead have to focus on surviving. The Sisters of Mary help break this cycle by committing to children’s physical, educational, social, and spiritual well-being.

The Sisters of Mary programs operate and maintain a Boystown in Guadalajara and a Girlstown in Chalco. The funds provided by our supporters provided live-in technical, middle and high school education to children from families in extreme poverty, whose ages range from 12 to 18, and day care for toddlers.