Mary Ward Loreto

SDG Action Network

Our SDG Action

Planting hope for Sustainable Development in Puka

Albania Pukë, Albania
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
Planting hope for Sustainable Development in Puka, Albania. Puka is one of the most remote areas of Albania, where 70% of population has emigrated. To support them we are organizing vocational trainings for youth, women and men in crafting wood and other artistic souvenirs for selling and increasing their incomes. People there still believe, that in their communities can have a future! MWL foundation is organizing an exhibition with the crafts done by them. The event will be held in the centre of the city and will be launched live in FB and website. All together let's support the new initiatives for the locals in the city of Puka! #SustainableDevelopment #PlantingHope #Empowerment #MaryWardLoreto Everyone can easily access the event through social media:      
11 Sustainable Cities & Communities
Organising Partners
Mary Ward Loreto in collaboration with Municipality of Puka.

About Mary Ward Loreto

Mary Ward Loreto Foundation (MWL) is a non-profit organization providing development programmes for vulnerable communities in Albania. This organization has as its inspiration the charism of Mary Ward. 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. The board is comprised of highly professional members of the community serving to steer the activities of the organization towards the fulfilment of the mission of the organization. The staff is mostly young, remarkably enthusiastic and constantly learning in order to complete the complex and demanding tasks of each and every activity in the highest possible standards.
Countries We Work in
Languages We Work in
English Albanian
SDGs We Tackle
1 No Poverty 3 Good Health & Well-Being 4 Quality Education 5 Gender Equality 8 Decent work and economic growth 10 Reduced Inequalities 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities 16 Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions