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FIGHTING POVERTY

The mission in India, set up in the early 1990s, is one of the largest for the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary. The country boasts many impressive sights, and the splendour of its monuments and temples enriches its history. Unfortunately, half of the population is still illiterate and more than a quarter live under the poverty threshold. This is the reality that the Sisters of Charity have had to cope with as they struggle to reduce poverty among families in certain areas. The orphanage they run cares for a large number of children and serves meals Monday through Friday. The sisters touch the lives of some one hundred children every day. They are helped by several of their local members of the Congregation. They also regularly visit a leprosy treatment centre and operate a child care centre for the victims of this disfiguring disease. The religious habit worn by the sisters in India is a beige sari.

Institutions and services

  • Boarding school for disadvantaged children
  • Child care centre
  • Dispensary
  • School counselling and guidance
  • Centre for the promotion of human diversity
  • Ministry to the sick
  • Evangelization
  • Teaching in public school

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National statistics

  • Capital:
  • New Delhi
  • GDP per capita (CURRENT US $)*:
  • 1 706,00
  • Population (NUMBER OF PEOPLE)*:
  • 1 354 052 000
  • Public spending on education (% OF TOTAL GDP)*:
  • 3,8
  • Density (PEOPLE/KM2)*:
  • 455,4
  • UNIVERSITY SCHOOLING (% OF POP 25 TO 64):
  • N/D
  • Number of physicians (X/1000 people)*:
  • 0,8
  • HEALTHCARE EXPENDITURE (% OF TOTAL GDP)*:
  • 3,9

*Source: World Statistics Pocket Book - 2018 Edition - United Nations, New York, 2018
Source: Investinontario.com – Education at a glance: Adult education level, Tertiary, 2017

Contact information

Sister Gladys Antonysamy

Sisters of Charity of St-Mary –
“Santa María Illam”

Sri Magar Coloný Extension

KUMBAKONAM 612 001 TAMIL
NADU SOTH INDIA

Tél. : 011 91 948 840 9912

viyagulamary75@gmail.com

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