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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 Nágila



Hi! My name is Nágila Laryssa Silva da Conceição. I belong 14th batch. I graduated year 2021. 

I was cared by my grandmother. All my experienced in the Sisters of Mary were all useful for what I am doing now. I made Technical Course in Dentistry when I was in the Sisters of Mary. All what I have learned helped me much with my college. Now I am studying to be a Dentist in one of the University of Maranhão – northern state of Brazil. I am really thankful for all those who collaborated of all what I am now. And with all my efforts and sacrifices I believe that I can do the best though life is hard but the teachings that I received in the Sisters of Mary will be my guide to live well and persevere in all trials in order to conquer my goal.

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.