Holidaymakers to Sandals Resorts are being asked to bring sanitary towels, tampons and hand sanitiser with them to help vulnerable women in the Caribbean.
Guests visiting resorts in Jamaica, Barbados and The Bahamas, when international travel resumes, are urged to bring a small number of products in their luggage which can be donated to local women’s centres.
The non-profit Sandals Foundation distributes products donated by guests chosen from the ‘Pack for a Purpose’ initiative to local women’s programmes in the region.
Sandals Foundation director Heidi Clarke said: “Period poverty is a problem all over the world and now, more than ever, disadvantaged women in the Caribbean are finding it difficult to access the products they need.
“By bringing one or two packs of sanitary towels or tampons with them and signing up to the Pack for a Purpose programme, Sandals guests can do their bit to help women who are living difficult lives.
“What’s more, they weigh next to nothing, so guests don’t need to worry about exceeding their luggage weight allowance.”