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 Keyli



My name is Keyli. I am from La Paz. Presently, I am studying in The Sisters of Mary School Girlstown, Honduras. 

My father is Jesus, who has dedicated his life in soldering. My mother’s name is Grisselda, who is a housekeeper.  I was born in 2006, when my parents were only 15 years of age. They worked very hard to sustain the family´s needs. At the age of three, my mother used to bring me to where she worked and there I met an accident and was interned in a hospital for 6 months. The doctors told my parents that there will be a possibility to lose my left arm. It was a hard time for my parents because they had to pay the hospital bill, my medicines and at the same time my younger brother Bryan was only 5 years old and he needed someone to take care of him. This was how time went by, always doing therapies and thanks to my parents, I recovered and am now able to count with my two hands. 

Due to my family´s low income, I made the entrance exam at the Sisters of Mary School Girlstown, Honduras and was accepted in 2019.  My first day in the school was the saddest day of my life because I left my family and would be living far away from them. But I was so impressed on how the sisters treat us, looking at the building and the classrooms, the great number of girls that are present here, I felt so grateful to be part of this new and beautiful place.  

The thing that I liked the most here in the Girlstown is the love, dedication and patience that the sisters have for us and the academic and spiritual formations as well.  

Last year, I went home for vacation and received sad news that my parents were separated and each one lived in different places. This made me sad and discouraged but with the help of the sisters, they inspired me each day to continue with my life´s journey to be able to graduate someday in Economic and Industrial Engineering. It would be very hard to forget the sisters because they have been my second home. After graduating here in the Girlstown, my life would be different. I would be a virtuous, disciplined and well-educated woman and be able to help my family in different ways. 

I would like to give thanks to the benefactors for the help that you have given us. With your generosity, we can do different activities. We can be persons with great intelligence and lastly, we can pursuit our dreams in life.  Thank you very much. May God bless and care for you every day. 

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.