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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 Thais



Hi! My name is Thais Araujo. I belong to 6th batch graduate. I graduated year 2011. I am now working on the Clinic. I treat my client with all respect and care just as I was cared by the Sisters. Everything in life is on going struggles and I encounter my strength with the education that I received in the Sisters of Mary. For me to passed and finish my college was not easy but I really take good advantage of everything that I learned during my high school life with the sisters and especially with what I learned with my course. I take Dentistry course when I was with the sisters. And it helps me so much of what I am now. That is why though life is hard and tough I look forward and go ahead because I have the good baggage with me and it is the education that I received not just academic but also moral and spiritual, to be really a good person, good professional. And I thank God for permitting me to know about the Sisters of Mary and allowing me to learn with the sisters and also I am grateful with Fr. Al for creating a school who really gives hope, courage, strength and life for me and for all those who belongs to the Sisters of Mary School family.

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.