Auma's story is not uncommon. Many girls in Uganda drop out of education when they begin menstruating because their schools lack proper washrooms or because they cannot afford costly sanitary products which are all imported.
Aid agency Plan International says hundreds of girls are forced into child marriages by parents too poor to buy hygiene products.
Many others are pressured into having sex by boys who offer to buy them sanitary items in return. Some end up pregnant and drop out of school."
Read article by Emma Batha from Thomson Reuters Foundation.