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.


Today, February 2nd 2018, we received the news of the death of Sr. Estrella Castalone, FMA. She died in the Philippines, her homeland. Sr. Estrella was the first coordinator of Talitha Kum. From 2010 to 2014 she worked with great enthusiasm and commitment to develop Talitha Kum. During these years Sr. Estrella promoted and strengthened existing local networks and organized training for the creation of new networks in Central America, Asia and Africa.

The International Union of Superiors General and in particular the members of the Talitha Kum Network express their deepest sympathy to her Congregation, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, also known as the Salesian Sisters of St.. John Bosco.  We are deeply grateful for the gift of Sr. Estrella Castalone and for her commitment to combat human trafficking.