Albania Mission Against
Human Trafficking

Women's Project harvesting beans in Kallmet

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.

The image used for the MWL 2015 Annual report is that of the roots of a tree.  This year we have been deepening our roots to ensure we have a strong Foundation and at the same time we have developed old shoots and brought forth new ones. The dedicated work in establishing MWL ethical and statutory documents was achieved at the corporate level, enabling the staff and all those with whom we work to have a clear way forward in the implementation of the goals through measured best practice and training. This gave MWL the nourishment needed for the rest of the tree to develop new shoots for effective mission. Challenging and innovative new shoots are springing up to enhance the work of MWL and to bring it clearly into the 21st century in the light of the UN sustainability goals. This year we have made many efforts to ensure these roots are strong, well-founded and nourished. In many respects the life of a Foundation is dependent firstly on those people who lie at the centre of the work: the victims, the poor, the beneficiaries, and partners with whom we create such passion in the work together for justice, empowerment, freedom and truth. The ability to develop a  leadership philosophy, which embraces all those with whom we work with or alongside,  with professionally developed and focused staff, partners, stakeholders, Boards and Networks, is crucial to the whole enterprise. For more information please read the report…