Mission: Albania Hope is part of the Mary Ward Loreto Foundation. Mary Ward Loreto Foundation (MWL) is a non-profit organization providing development programmes for vulnerable communities in Albania. The core values of Mary Ward Loreto are FREEDOM, JUSTICE and SINCERITY and are derived from the philosophy of Mary Ward a 16th century English woman who was the Foundress of an international religious congregation. The focus of all of the work of Mary Ward Loreto is related to the work against human trafficking. The organization forms partnerships and networks, working with 10 main groups; women in rural and informal regions of Albania, direct action with victims of trafficking, groups from all over Albania raising awareness with those who are vulnerable to being trafficked, Roma children, vulnerable youth, men in poverty, European Network Against Trafficking, pastoral support in prisons and the education project.
Mary Ward Loreto Foundation is planting hope with a human rights approach to combat modern day slavery. This challenging mission is implemented through works of justice, education, grassroots action and systemic change. The call is to eradicate poverty, the prime cause of human trafficking.
Values: Freedom, Justice, Truth, Hope and Joy.
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