Albania Mission Against
Human Trafficking

MARY WARD LORETO is planting hope with a human rights approach to combating modern day slavery. This challenging mission is implemented through works of justice, education, grass roots action and systemic change. The aim is to eradicate poverty, the prime cause for human trafficking.

Strengthening the vulnerable communities to prevent trafficking in human beings is the core focus of Mary Ward Loreto’s work. But in these distant mountainous communities, often “forgotten” by the services, there is no one responding to basic needs. The needs are many, as well as different. MWL responded to the need for women to access ophthalmic visits.  This service is very limited in the Tropoja area. In cooperation with “Optika 1”, Tirana, 10 women and girls have gained a free eye examination visit. Those who had sight problems were supported with optical glasses by MWL Women. Women who were lucky also received a book from one of the opticians. We thank the staff of” Optika 1” , for their availability and human care, bringing dignity to all.