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Princess Marie spends third day in Uganda with DanChurchAid

Yesterday, Princess Marie spent her third day in Uganda as Patron of DanChurchAid, in Katakwi this time. Read more below.

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The focus of the day was to meet villagers and farmers and learn how they are included in sustainable development despite having less means than more developed countries. Upon her arrival, Princess Marie was warmly welcomed by the villagers and she even joined them in a dance.

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Princess Marie first visited a health center that allows the villagers to have access to malaria medicine. She also learned how DanChurchAid helps teach the villagers learn how to safeguard basic rights and how to reduce corruption which is a huge problem in Uganda.

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Afterward, Princess Marie had the opportunity to see how some local tribes have learned how to grow vegetables that can better withstand drought. Princess Marie even chopped some cassava roots herself and while she was hesitant to eat one as she had never had one before, after tasting it she said: “It tastes super good, actually. But I’m sure when you cook it, it tastes good. But right now it’s a completely neutral taste. But I can see how it can be a good dish”.

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©Bax Lindhardt/Folkekirkens Nødhjælp

During her visit, Princess Marie met Janet, a 28 years old woman who learned how to grow different crops so that she can sell the plants.As a result, she, her husband and their four children no longer starve and can eat more than once a day. Princess Marie was impressed and said that Janet’s story was “Very inspiring because she is a woman, because you could really feel her motivation and commitment. Of course her husband was there, but it was her who did it all, so I was very impressed with her”.

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At the end of the day, Princess Marie said: “It was really, really exciting for me to see the projects that DanChurchAid is doing. And you can really see that it makes a huge difference.”

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You can watch a video of the day below:

Princess Marie wore a black tee shirt from DanChurchAid with jeans and her Nike trainers. She paired the outfit with her old Versace sunglasses, her Rolex watch, Christine Hvelplund Alphabet necklace and her Christine Hvelplund Fairytale small earrings.

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