Mother! Mother! Come and help me. What is it? My mother asked while coming towards my direction. When she came I showd her the blood on my bed and told her that I urinated blood at night and feel abdomen pain then I requested her to take me to the doctor for treatment. She was standing beside me when she told me ...."don't warry my lovely daughter you did not urinated blood but this is normal with female when they reach their maturity the moonly visitor come to visit them for 3or4 days then disappear I was also your age when I received mine and I remember that day vividly when my mother gave me dry banana leaves and shows me how to use them, so I took the leaves and tie it on my weast beads ring in front and cover my private part then tied it at my back beads ring" I asked her if it was helpful to her and she said yes.
In my community we celebrate the menstrual day by giving our girls free sanitary napkin and having health talk about mensuration.
I am a menstrual and hygiene activist in my community. There is a good impact since I started to go to schools and talking to girls but the challenge is that most of the girls are coming from poor families and they can not afford to buy pads and they are using old mattresses which is harmful to their health and they are at risk of getting infections and that is why I am making washable sanitary napkin and pants and giving them for free.
I will teach my daughter about machurity and menstrual as early as before her maturity.