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.

Month: December 2015


On 9th – 10th of December 2015, the conference on “Enabling the Flourishing and Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship for Innovative and Inclusive Societies” with partners and stakeholders, took place at European University of Tirana. Mary Ward Loreto was represented by Irena Kraja and Artemisa Aliaj, from the Women’s project, and Sara Çapaliku from the Youth project.

Aim of the conference: The aim of this conference was to present the project of diverse partnership between some European country with the presence of some successful social enterprises initiatives from Albania and other countries. According to the schedule, there were: presentations of successful social businesses from Albania and Europe, researches made on the impact of social enterprises, discussions and questions and suggestions. For more information please read the report…

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The visit to the National Centre of Asylum Seekers in Albania

On December 11th 2015 Members from the URAT Network attended a visit at the National centre of Asylum seekers in Babrru, Tirana. In the center are 130 foreign nationals accommodated in the reception center for asylum seekers which has a maximum capacity of 170 persons. The asylum seekers who are at the moment in the centre are from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Congo, Bosnia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Armenia and Kosovo. There are refugees that have escaped from their countries of origin even for political and religious reasons so the cameras exposure of asylum seekers has been almost impossible. For more information please read the report…

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Mary Ward Loreto Foundation: Newsletter 2

The Second MWL Newsletter

                                       Newsletter 2

We would like to present to you the second issue of Mary Ward Loreto Newsletter.

                                         We hope you enjoy reading it.

                                   Wishing you a very happy Christmas!

                         Please click here to download the Newsletter in English

                      Please click here to download the Newsletter in Albanian

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MWL 2015 Annual Report

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…

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