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 Kenneth



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

I live with my grandmother. My parents don’t live together, since I was young, they were separated. My parents have their own family with 2 children each. My father doesn’t recognize me as his son but my mother helps me. Due to the lack of money, I was force to help my grandmother to work and to stop studying. In the year 2020, I graduated in Grade six, receiving only our diploma from the school. But actually, I was not able to understand my lessons because we only receive assignments that was not explained by our teachers. How hard to understand a lesson without any explanation? 

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

I was very excited to be at the Sisters of Mary School because the Sisters had accepted me lately. How happy I was during the travel, while my grand mother was crying. My mind was full of many imaginations, on how to study well, and at the same time to be with some of my town mates who are studying.  

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

The first thing I like most was the class in the welding shop, using many different tools such as welding helmet, angle grinder, safety glasses and many more. Also, I like the play ground for the place was so big for me to play. 

Which profession would you like to pursue one day? 

I wanted to learn on how to speak English well, and to be a football player someday. If not, I wanted to be a mechanic engineer, to put on my own shop.  

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

My life as a graduate, I imagine having a permanent job and helping my family. 

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

I am so grateful for everything, for the food, the clothes, shoes and for all I receive each day here at the Sisters of Mary. God would reward you in heaven having a noble heart, helping a poor Honduran child like me, I’m so indebted with all my heart. 

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.