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.

Hoping for HOPE!

For Mary Ward Loreto Foundation, 2019 began its first 2 freezing months with a common and difficult reality that Albanian families face every day. In Lushnje, a young mother of three is unemployed, economically vulnerable, struggling with health problems and raising her children alone. After being orphaned when she was 10 years old, she is also caring for her younger sister who has mental health problems.

This young woman struggles each day, wondering how she can resolve her own health problems and, as the head of her family, struggle to provide incomes for all members of the family. This woman seems to only know hopelessness with every breath she takes.

What will 2019 hold for this young mother and her family? Will this year be a year of liberation from helplessness and a year of hope for them?