January 03, 2014
JRIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila) Rotarians collaborated with DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development) and AWH (Academy of World Healing Foundation) in providing commodities such as rice, other food items, firewood and clothing to 82 indigent families in barangay (village) Kaysuyo, Alfonso, Cavite. Family planning was high on the minds of almost everyone attending and was stressed by Rotarians in subsequent talks.
JContraceptives are available at health centers and contraceptive methods are being taught by midwives. However, there is a community-wide shortage
of them. Among the women there was an overall consensus for the need for more effective family planning as it can still provide a better future for their children. Limited resources can somehow still be shared without accelerating the cycle of poverty, hunger, despair and human degradation
that is visible everywhere because of the runaway population explosion.