Sponsor a Sister in the Philippines Girlstowns
Sisters of Mary Philippines
Poverty afflicts more than a fifth of the total population of the Philippines and is as high as 75% in some southern areas of the country. More than 60% of the poor reside in rural areas, where the incidence of poverty is more severe. These communities are more vulnerable to natural disasters, which are common in this area and regularly cause destruction of the limited infrastructure supporting these families. Many of the children who are most in need of our help are located in these rural areas. Families caught in a cycle of poverty 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 and maintain four schools in the Philippines, including two Girlstowns, located in Biga and Talisay. Here, marginalized girls ranging in age from 12 to 18 receive 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.
- Girlstowns in Biga and Talisay – Currently provide homes and education for over 4,500 students
- $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.