Founded by the Venerable Fr. Al Schwartz, Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children is the fundraising arm of the international poverty relief work of the Sisters of Mary. The charitable and educational programs of the Sisters nurture the whole child – academically, physically, vocationally, and spiritually. The results are transformative for graduates of the Sisters’ programs who go on to college or vocational careers and often help bring their entire families out of the cycle of poverty. The Sisters of Mary work at 18 sites in 6 countries (the Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, and Tanzania) serving over 20,000 children annually.