By P. Li Ying, RC of Macau

MACAU — The Rotary Club of Macau donated a set of Female Personal Hygiene Products and a MOP 40,000.00 cheque to Caritas Macau on August 31 in support of the humanitarian work done by the NGO.

The aim of the donation is to ensure women’s health among the needy. The Rotary Club of Macau President, Li Ying said: “Women’s health is something that is very close to our hearts. We want to help those who have lost income and have to go the supermarket debating if they should buy food or personal hygiene products.” She mentioned that the inspiration partially came from recent news from Scotland, where by law feminine hygiene products are distributed for free to all women in an effort to fight “period poverty”.

Referring to this year’s Rotary theme “Imagine Rotary”, President Li Ying said, “as a female president, I would like to Imagine Rotary not only as a humanitarian organization, but also as an agent of change that will guide people’s ideas and values for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive society.”

Caritas has been a long-time partner of the Rotary Club of Macau. In September 2020, the Rotary Club of Macau together with the Rotary Club of Penha donated diapers and baby formula to Caritas to be distributed among female migrant workers who had new-born babies.

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Rotary Club of Macau was established in 1947 and is the second eldest Club in District 3450. Our club maintains its multicultural vigor and comprises of professional and managerial members with a desire to serve the community.

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