Uniting Britain and 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.

The problem of irrigation water: In one of the rural areas (Cernicë), residents have suffered from a lack of irrigation water in the area which obstructs their progress in developing the land for agriculture. This impacts their living standards as there is no income from the land. The MWL Women social worker took this issue to the national authorities and undertook several meetings with the mayor. A project has now been prepared by the municipality to tackle the problem of water irrigation, however progress has been limited because of the lack of funding from the state, meaning, the project remains only on paper. A small amount of progress has been made however by the opening of the channel by the residents (initiated by a mayoral candidate in Bajram Curri before the June 21 elections). Meanwhile, with the new territorial division and the stabilization of the local government, the MWL Women social worker will re-address this issue to the new municipality.