Who we are and what we provide

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. 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.

Your Support Provides

  • Hope.
  • Clean water.
  • Medical care.
  • Dental care.
  • Three nutritious meals a day.
  • A safe place to live and study.
  • Clothing and school materials.
  • Help to break the cycle of poverty.
  • Spiritual, physical, and emotional care.
  • Vocational training tailored to local industries.
  • Protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  • Opportunities to participate in sports, music, and art.
  • Spiritual, social, and academic formation and guidance.
  • Education for students that leads to careers or college.

Meet Cristine



I am Cristine. My father, Randy is 39 years old, and he finish his studies in grade 3. A farmer. My mother is Cristina is 30 years old an elementary graduate. I have 2 siblings. I am the eldest and two of them are studying in elementary.  Before coming here, I used to help my mother at home and my brother next to me helps my father at farm. My father often borrow money for our food and basic needs specially when it is not yet harvest time of rice.   

When I was in grade 6, I dream of studying at the Sisters of Mary School for free because I want to finish my studies and really help my family. I ask God in prayer to grant me the request. Until one day, there is announcement in our school that there will be online interview to those who are interested to study in Cebu, at the Sisters of Mary Schools. I take the opportunity and really hoping that I will be accepted. 

I wait for the result and really praying that I will be included to those who passed the interview.  Fortunately, I was qualified and was overjoyed to know that I am one of those who will be accepted. I became excited and soon we will be in Cebu.  

Here in the Sisters of Mary, everything is provided. I am contented and delighted to see many students studying here. The sisters and other older students are considerate and kind.  I am surprised too that I will not walk to far to go to my classroom. To see this kind of opportunity, I am thrilled and hopeful to finish my studies. I want to become a teacher someday and teach children so that many can finish their studies.  

To all the benefactors and friends thank you for this chance to study for free and giving me a hope to see my future. I will study hard and stay positive in all my duties and responsibilities as students. Thank you and may the Good Lord bless you a hundredfold.

Learn more about the children

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. 

Meet Our Graduates

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. 

Life At Our Villages

Learn more about how we help children break free from a life of poverty.