Poverty in Tanzania is severe and particularly impacts children, who suffer from chronic malnutrition, which in turn affects their physical and mental development. Some progress has been made in the country to reduce poverty, but the lack of access to education (particularly vocational) makes it difficult for these children to break the cycle of poverty.
In 2019 the Sisters of Mary opened a school for girls. Phase 1 of the school opened in May and welcomed 150 young girls. In 2022, a training and daycare center was also opened in Kiluvya which allows young mothers to learn a trade while their children are cared for. With the support of generous donors the Sisters plan to expand their work in Tanzania and have plans to build a boys school in Dodoma, Tanzania in the near future.