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 Roberto



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

I am blessed with 5 members in my family, my parents and my two siblings. I was helping my parents, as the eldest I need to work hard, looking for firewood, working under the heat of the sun. My parents don’t gain much money that I did not continue my studies for a year aside from the virus. My previous classmates received classes through video calls but in my case, through poverty we don’t have any cellphone and at the same the signal in my place is not good. 

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

I was so excited seeing the big place, specially the buildings where we are to live and study, the courts of basketball and soccer fields. 

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

I like on how we receive classes that I can’t compare it to my previous school. Also, I like the food that we eat each day. 

Which profession would you like to pursue one day? 

I wanted to be a lawyer in order to help street children, to give them food and shelter. 

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

I can imagine myself as a graduate from a very beautiful and incomparable school, as a person with dignity and values. I imagine my mother seeing his son doing good work… 

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

I thank you so much for everything your doing for us with out any change or reward. May God continue blessing you each day in your life as you are giving us in our daily studies at the Sisters of Mary. 


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.