Inspired by Australia’s first saint we empower communities overseas to realise their dignity through education, health and livelihoods

We seek first the poorest and most neglected parts of God’s vineyard - Saint Mary MacKillop 1900

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Who we are

MMI is the international aid and development organisation of the Sisters of St Joseph. In the spirit of Mary MacKillop, we work in partnership with local communities to enable them to fully participate in society. We work in the areas of education, health and livelihoods.

What we do

We work with local communities throughout Timor-Leste, Peru and Papua New Guinea in the areas of education, health and livelihoods. Our program aspirations are that all members of the community can read and write, enjoy good health and have sustainable livelihoods.

Last year Mary MacKillop International:

Provided literacy training for 281 teachers in Timor-leste .
Distributed over 17,000 Tetun story books
Provided 87 women with livelihood training
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Featured News

Latest from our blog

  • Christmas Wishes from Timor-Leste!

    December 22, 2017

    The MMI staff of TImor-Leste would like to convey our Happy Christmas and New Year for all of our supporters. We wish the new year brings a happiness and prosperity for all in the year coming.

  • A message from the Hon. John Watkins

    December 19, 2017

    Mary MacKillop Today will bring together the work of the Mary MacKillop Foundation, Mary MacKillop International and the Josephite Foundation.

  • Handwashing saves lives!

    November 9, 2017

    Every year 1.4 million children do not live to celebrate their 5th birthday. Watch the video of our Health Literacy Program in Timor-Leste…