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Sisters of the Destitute (SD) is a Syro-Malabar Catholic women's orders.[1]



The Congregation of the Sisters of the Destitute was founded by Servant of God Fr.Varghese Palakkappillil (Payyappilly) in Chunangamvely, Kerala on 19 March 1927. It includes over 1500 nuns and is composed of physicians, nurses, lawyers, teachers and social workers. Now it is working in Asia, Europe, Africa and the USA.

Sisters of the Destitute runs many institutions like :

  • Homes for the sick and the needy
  • Rehabilitation centres for mentally and physically handicapped children
  • Health centres for AIDS and cancer patients
  • Dispensary for the poor
  • Libraries
  • Nursing homes
  • Schools

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