Guyanese Celebrity

First Lady Arya Ali “Free Sanitary Pads” Menstrual Hygiene Initiative

The gravity of this problem was highlighted in a casual conversation I had with a stranger who pointed out that girls were forced to skip school routinely, and in some instances drop out permanently, because they could not afford sanitary products.

Guyana First Lady Mrs. Arya Ali

In a historic bid to end period poverty in Guyana, First Lady Arya Ali launch of her Menstrual Hygiene Initiative which seeks to end period poverty by making sanitary pads accessible to women and girls for free.

The donations amounted to $6 million – all of which will be used to purchase sanitary products which will be distributed to school-aged girls in the hinterland.

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