Mary got her period a couple of years ago, while she was living in her home country of South Sudan. When it came, she went to her mother. “She couldn’t give me pads,” says the 16-year-old schoolgirl. “There are pads in the shops in South Sudan, but they’re expensive.” “I used clothes. When they got dirty, I washed them and put them out to dry.” Mary now lives in the Rhino refugee camp in Arua district, northern Uganda, after fleeing the conflict in South Sudan with her parents in November 2016.