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 Hector



What was your life like before you´ve met the Sisters of Mary? (origin, circumstances, family etc.) 

Since young, my parents were separated. My mother had left us and my father have to work out of the country. I stay with my grand parents and my uncles, working with them in the farm, earning money under the heat of the sun. Leaving my grand mother made me so sad but to have this opportunity in the Sisters of Mary, gave me an inspiration to continue my hard life. 

 Which expectations/ impression did you have when you came to the school of the Sisters of Mary on the first day? 

My feeling was so joyful and so excited with the first sight I saw the big buildings and the also what kind of food we would receive and when are we going to play. 

 What do/ did you like most about the Sisters of Mary? 

The workshops had caught my attraction and also the football court. 

 Which profession would you like to pursue one day? 

I wanted to be one of the programmers of computers, knowing all the knowledge of computers. 

 How do you imagine your life after graduating from school of the Sisters of Mary? 

I imagine myself as a person with dignity, who deserves respect from many others and to have many friends from many different companies. 

 What words would you like to address to the donors today? 

Thank you so much for all the donations your sending to all of us and may our Lord bless you more with abundant blessings to your family and to your daily work.

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.