March 20, 2015
The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Centro (SRC), District 3820, held an event as Women’s Month Cerebration including ligation service provided free by Marie Stopes.
*IPP Theodora Lucero (Doray) is a midwife and opens her own house as a lying-in clinic in barangay Ibaba, Santa Rosa, Laguna. RIMM members visited and observed the ligation activities.
*SRC was founded in 2001 and consists of 22 members who are all female.
*Presently SRC holds the event for ligation with Marie Stopes once a year only in the women’s month (March) but may conduct it more often in the future.
*SRC started this event with Marie Stopes in March 2014 and it was their 2nd time. Their target was indigents and SRC members spent 3 days visiting 18 barangays in Santa Rosa to announce the event.
*The ‘everything free’ event included pap smear tests and prenatal check-ups by IPP’s friends and volunteer doctors (performed in addition to ligation and vasectomy conducted by Marie Stopes).
*Anti-biotic and pain relief medication were donated by the mayor of Santa Rosa who is female and also the current president of SRC.