Susanna Matters

Susanna first visited Muhaka Village, Kenya in January 2012 as a volunteer teacher. There she met Rachel, the only female teacher at Muhaka Secondary School who explained how many girls and women in Muhaka lacked access to sanitary pads - and Goods for Girls was born! 

In 2013, Susanna was named as the Australian Women’s Weekly’s ‘Woman of the Future’ for her work with Goods for Girls. She was the Australian delegate for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girls Scouts to the 54th United Nations Commission into the Status of Women, and is a former UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador. She is currently a primary school teacher in Sydney, Australia.

Susanna travels back to Kenya every year to evaluate Goods for Girls’ project work.

Tilly South

Tilly is a policy and advocacy specialist with a keen interest in international development and industrial relations.

She holds a Master of Policy Studies with a specialisation in refugee rights and has worked with refugee communities from Somalia, Afghanistan and Burma in New Delhi, India. She currently works as a campaigns and policy advisor at CHOICE, running national and international consumer campaigns. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Technology Sydney.

Tilly has been involved with Goods for Girls from the beginning, helping to promote the message of Goods for Girls far and wide.

Dr Emily Matters

Dr Emily Matters is a distinguished educator who has been teaching in Australian schools for over forty years. In 2012 she won the Australian Professional Teachers’ Association’s award for Meritorious Contribution to the Profession.



  • Alex McNee, Public Officer

  • Dr Meghan Gunst, Women’s Health and Engagement Officer



Joyce Kiragu

Joyce works with Goods for Girls to liaise with local schools and organisations for the distribution of our Pink Chapati kits.