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 Erika



My name is Erika and I´m 14 years old. I come from a poor and catholic family. My parents worked very hard to sustain the family´s needs.  I had a very hard life since young. I could not have the things that my companions at school had like good notebooks, beautiful schoolbag and color pens. I had an older sister who worked very hard to meet both ends because at that time, my father met and accident and could not work for us.  

One day, there was an announcement about those who wanted to take the entrance examination for The Sisters of Mary Girlstown and Boystown. I took it and was able to pass this examination. I was so glad to be here learning academically and spiritually. When I arrived on my first day here, I was surprised with the big buildings and the gardens were so cleaned. I could not imagine that I have to live with girls who belong to the different places of Honduras. What I really liked the most here is on how the sisters care for us. They had a great love for us, treat us in a well-educated way and correct us when we do wrong. I am motivated to do the same, to help others in need. I am so happy living here in the Girlstown because I am learning a lot of good things.  

My dream in life is to be in the field of Engineering or Flight Attendant Course. After studying here, I will study in the university to finish my study and later on, if God wants, I will have a good family of my own.  

I am very grateful to our benefactors for helping us in order to continue in our studies and be able to reach our goals. Here, in the school, we learn good values and good education that the other school don’t have. May God bless you. 

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.