24 nations We have 502 Sisters working in 93 communities in 24 countries in Africa. The first FMA Sisters set foot on African soil at Oran in Algeria on December 16, 1893. Two years previously the Salesians had established a community there. The Sisters faced great poverty when they opened the oratory-youth centre which immediately welcomed all the girls and young women of the place. They set up sewing classes and became involved in catechism lessons and other tasks in the parish.
- Centers for the advancement of women - Vocational and literacy schools - Visits to the villages - Health clinics and dispensaries - Rural artisan centers - Houses for girls in difficulty or at risk - Oratory-youth centers
VIDES+USA Central Office 6019 Buena Vista San Antonio, TX 78237 Sr. Sydney Moss, FMA firstname.lastname@example.org