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



I was often absent in our class and couldn’t study well because of a lack of food. Sometimes we only ate twice a day. Also, I had to walk one kilometer to reach our school. My father died when I was three (3) years old. My mother is taking care of our small cornfield. I had a stepfather but they separated later. I have five (5) siblings. After the death of our father, we were distributed to our relatives. This situation affected my studies. I became repeater during my elementary days. To help my family, I cut pieces of wood and sold them. 

I am looking forward to finishing my studies with the help of the Sisters of Mary School. With the high-quality education that this school offers, I believe I could learn more in terms of academics, skills and most especially in spiritual aspects. I became more confident in my academic and non-academic skills since everything is provided as well as develop my sense of responsibility. I came to Sisters of Mary because I want to achieve my ambition in life and to become a successful person someday. I want to help my family by not being a burden to them especially to my mother. I am also motivated by one of the graduates in this institution. 

I want to become a computer engineer. I also dream to build our own house and help my mother. I want to work and save money for my studies in college. I will also live on the teachings and values that I learned and will share them with others. 

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.