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 Christmas Fair:  Crafts for sale – the work of the MWL Women.


Like other years, MWL will participate in the annual fairs organized on the occasion of the national holidays. Given the atmosphere created during the holidays all the MWL women’s groups will prepare hand made products, with the aim of promoting the work of the women and also tosell them for economic benefit for the individual women who made the products. Allproducts willbe suitableforholidaysandseasonalwintertimes. Now is the time to makethe selectionandpurchasethe basematerialsfor the realizationof these products. Each group is becoming famous for the particular products which they create.

  •  Artisans of Hoti I Ri make beautiful embroidered cards, jewlelry, knitted products, painted stones, and candles.
  • Artisans of Shendellit are producing beautiful necklaces, earrings, bracelets, knitted clothing for children or crocheted gloves, clothing, hat, slippers. They are also creating crocheted Christmas tree decorations, decorative accessories for the home such as crocheted warmers for cups, covers for glass candles, and stockings for Christmas.
  • Tropojes artisans will make crocheted crafts and knitted goods,postcards, jewelry
  • Kallmetit artisans will prepare the hand loom products, bags,different bijoux products and Rosaries
  • Fier artisans will prepare works with lace, decorated stones, working with beads for making bijoux jewelry, accessories to embellish wool products.

The work on the preparation of products for the fairs will continue throughout these coming months and each woman has taken responsibility to deliver the best products and to get even more skilled in producing high quality goods. Anyone is welcome to visit us at any time and especially during the time of the fair beginning in December, 2015 in Tirana!