BVMs minister with the poor in Ecuador and Ghana.
In Quito, the Working Boys' Center - a Family of Families serves children and their entire families in a comprehensive program of education, social services and empowerment. BVMs have served here as teachers and administrators for more than 40 years; currently three Sisters are in Quito.
In Guayaquil, Damien House provides complete medical care for persons with Hansen's
Disease and helps these persons live a full life. Many who are cured continue to live there in a community setting. Sister Annie Credidio is the driving force in this ministry.
One BVM currently ministers in Kumasi, Ghana. Sister Mary Anne Hoope serves as director for the Centre for Spiritual Renewal, which offers spiritual direction, retreats and faith formation programs.