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 Gabriel



I came from a poor family. My parents separated when I was still young. We had a stepfather but my mother broke up with him because of his bad attitude. As of the moment, we have a second step-father and we are blessed because he is a good man. I have seven (7) siblings. My two (2) elder sisters are working and stays in Manila while my four (4) younger siblings are studying. One of my siblings died due to a car accident. My life in our place was difficult because I had to take the responsibility of taking care of my younger siblings since my elder sisters were not with us. I am the one who cooked our food since my parents were out for work. There were times we ate late because we didn’t have food to cook and would just wait for our step-father to arrive from vending. 

I am looking forward to the high-quality education that the school offers which will surely be an instrument for me to finish my studies. My life here will be different in a way that I become more skillful, more knowledgeable and more competent. I decided to come to the Sisters of Mary because I know that I can focus on studies. This is also my way of helping them lessen their expenses. 

My dream is to become a Civil Engineer and to help my family someday by lifting them from poverty. After I graduate, I want to continue my studies and find a good and suitable job. I also plan to take an exam in the Air Force. I can help my family by sharing my knowledge and also help them financially if I already have a job. I can also help in the community by doing my best to continue living the values I learned from the school. 

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.