World Villages for Children

Helping children break free from a life of poverty

Registered Charity Number: 1058973

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    Our children thrive with the care and education we are able to provide

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    Children come to us from lives of extreme poverty

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    The children learn academic and vocational skills such as carpentry

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    We provide care for over 20,000 children including kindergarten places for toddlers

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    Our sisters offer places to children in need from all around the world

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    So far we have helped over 150,000 children out of poverty, into employment and independence

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    Our children graduate and help their own families with healthcare and education



World Villages for Children provides financial support to the charity programmes of the Sisters of Mary. Founded in 1964 by Father Aloysius Schwartz, the charity was established to provide care and support to the thousands of orphans and street children living in poverty in South Korea following the Korean War.

World Villages for Children helps poor and abandoned children break free from a life of poverty by providing them with food, clothing, medical care and a fully accredited education, including extensive vocational training relevant to local industries and businesses. The work is carried out by the Sisters of Mary, who each year care for 20,000 poor boys and girls in villages in the Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Honduras and South Korea.

After graduation, the Sisters of Mary help graduates find good jobs and encourage them in turn, to support their families and local communities, thus extending the impact of their work to many more living in poverty in the wider regions of these countries.

So far, the Sisters have transformed the lives of over 150,000 children living in poverty. Remembering us in your will can help the Sisters to extend their support to even more children in desperate need of our care.

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World Villages for Children Sackville House
40 Piccadilly


Phone: 020 7629 3050
Fax: 020 7287 3147

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December 2016 December 2015
Total Income £3,568,238 £3,649,668
Total Expenditure £3,378,512 £4,920,632

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