Sponsor a Sister in Honduras Boystown
SISTERS OF MARY HONDURAS
Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and has one of the world’s highest murder rates. More than 60% of the population lives in poverty. Nearly 75% of children use outdoor bathroom systems or open fields for defecation and, because of this, more than 60% of children aged 9-10 are infected with parasites. Many Honduran children suffer from malnutrition and stunted growth. Poverty rates are higher amongst rural and indigenous people and are dependent on educational development, but educational quality and access is currently at a very low level. When children live in poverty, it not only impacts their own development, but also increases the likelihood of being passed onto future generations. Families caught in this cycle are not equipped with the tools to plan and control their lives, but instead they must 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 operate Boystown in Amarateca, Honduras. Under the loving care of their Mother Sisters, the boys have the chance to escape poverty permanently and create a brighter future for themselves and their communities. They receive a safe place to live, full time care, a quality accredited education, technical training, access to medical and dental care, balanced nutrition, and unconditional motherly love from their Mother Sisters, helping them into an independent adult life and a productive future. The children live together, make friends, attend classes together, pray, and play together. They enjoy sports, music, and art, and share their lives with one another, forming friendship bonds that last them a lifetime.
BOYSTOWN, HONDURAS, OVERVIEW
- Amarateca Boystown – Currently provides homes and education for almost 800 boys
- $39 FEEDS ONE CHILD FOR ONE MONTH
- $72 EDUCATES ONE CHILD FOR ONE MONTH
- $125 FULLY SPONSORS ONE CHILD FOR ONE MONTH
- $1,496 FULLY SPONSORS ONE CHILD FOR ONE YEAR
- $49,368 FULLY SPONSORS ONE FAMILY OF STUDENTS FOR ONE YEAR
Day in the Life of the Sisters of Mary
Day in the Life
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. In 6 countries there are 400 Sisters of Mary caring for over 21,000 children with the mission of helping them break free from a life of poverty. This is one day in the life of a Sister.