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As first activity of the day we went from house to house with local doctors and nurses to look after some kids with malaria symptoms (that luckily were not infected) and to look after some pregnant women to make them prepared for the big day. Until a couple of years ago most of women were used to give birth at home without the help of a nurse, while now most of Ruhira women have the chance to be followed by doctors during the birth and during the pregnancy.
We then were brought again to Nyakitunda school, where we visited the new buildings of the school, entirely created thanks to Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation, and where we attended a singing and dancing performance by the students: a real show.
The last place we visited was another Kabuyanda Health Centre, specialized in eye defects prevention, thanks to a direct support of Safilo and Tommy Hilfiger.
My stories about this unforgettable week are now over, but my support towards Millennium Promise is not finished.
The situation will not drastically change thanks to my posts, photos or words about Ruhira, but If only 1% of my followers decided to make a direct donation here now Millennium Promise would have collected thousands of euros for this project.
If only 1% of my readers would have shared Millennium Promise project, now thousands of other people could get to know this organization.
If only 1% of the brand which follow my blog decided to support Millennium Promise like Tommy Hilfiger did and still does, now Ruhira population would have some more help.
If only 1% of you could get some feelings looking at these posts and reading what I wrote, I could be even more excited about this experience.
Thanks to Tommy Hilfiger, Millennium Promise staff and to all the lovely people we met in these days for giving me the chance to understand that we can all do more, to make a difference together.

Ed ecco le ultime foto del mio viaggio in Uganda di settimana scorsa: le giornate di venerdi e sabato le abbiamo passate in parte in viaggio verso Kampala, in parte a Kampala ed in parte in aereo tornando a casa. Questi invece sono scatti di giovedi, ultimo giorno passato sul campo a Ruhira, insieme alla popolazione locale.
Come prima attività della giornata abbiamo accompagnato medici ed infermiere del luogo ad alcune visite a domicilio nei confronti di bambini con i sintomi della malaria (che fortunatamente sono risultati non infetti) e nei confronti di donne incinta per prepararle psicologicamente e concretamente al grande giorno. Fino ad un paio di anni fa infatti era usanza partorire in casa senza l’aiuto di un’infermiera, mentre ora grazie ai numerosi Health Centre che sono stati creati le donne di Ruhira hanno la possibilità di essere assistite durante il parto, oltre ad essere tenute in costante osservazione durante la gestazione.
Siamo poi stati di nuovo alla Nyakitunda school, dove abbiamo visitato i nuovi edifici della scuola, interamente creati grazie al supporto della Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation, e dove abbiamo assistito a performance di canto e danza degli studenti: un vero spettacolo.
L’ultimo luogo che abbiamo visitato è stato un altro Health Centre di Kabuyanda, specializzato nella cura dei difetti della vista, grazie anche ad un supporto diretto di Safilo e Tommy Hilfiger.
Finiscono cosi i miei racconti di una settimana straordinaria e piena di emozioni, ma non per questo finisce il mio impegno verso Millennium Promise, che cercherò di supportare in tutti i modi.
La situazione non cambierà drasticamente grazie ai miei post, alle mie foto e parole su Ruhira, ma se solo l’1% dei miei lettori avesse fatto una donazione diretta qui ora Millennium Promise avrebbe raccolto decine di migliaia di euro per questo progetto.
Se anche solo l’1% dei miei lettori avesse condiviso il progetto di Millennium Promise ora migliaia di persone in più sarebbero a conoscenza di questa associazione.
Se solo l’1% dei brand che seguono il mio blog decidesse di supportare Millennium Promise in prima linea come ha fatto e continua a fare Tommy Hilfiger ora la popolazione di Ruhira avrebbe un aiuto in più.
Se solo l’1% di voi avesse provato un po’ di emozione vedendo questi post e leggendo quello che ho scritto, potrei essere ancora più entusiasta di questa esperienza.
Grazie a Tommy Hilfiger, allo staff di Millennium Promise e a tutte le meravigliose persone conosciute in questi giorni che mi hanno dato la possibilità di capire che tutti possiamo fare di più, per fare insieme la differenza.

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Ruhira, Uganda, 7th June 2012

161 Responses to “Uganda diary: day 4”

  • very unique pic series. Love it!

    Julia for youtarzanmejane.com

    Reply to Julia

    Last photo needs more meditation. It really influenced me.

    Reply to sina

    Remarkable issues here. I am very glad to peer your post. Thank you so much and I am looking forward to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

    Reply to Lil

    may we know in what way to have contributed to this trip? thanks!

    Reply to arpy

    Congratulations for your trip Chiara! It's one in a life time trip. Bet it was an intense experience.

    And by the way, you have such a great photographer, he's so talented!

    Reply to Annie Kerkhof

    such beautifull kids..!!!

    offtop: Chiara, we would like to see you wedding dress choice 😉

    Reply to Anonymous

    You're one of these people that are beautiful from inside and outside <3.
    Your blog is really amazing.

    Reply to Anonymous

    oddio oddio oddio…mi sono innamorata della bambina con il vestitino rosa e del bambino cicciottone alla penultima foto…bellissimiiiii!! troppo dolciotti!!!

    Reply to Anonymous
  • Chiara questo è un bellissimo reportage! non vedo l'ora di vedere il seguito… le foto sono perfette! Pensi di tornarci presto? 🙂

    Reply to Giulia
  • It's really amazing what you've been doing there. The pictures are really touching.
    xxx
    fashionstiletto.blogspot.com

    Reply to Laura
  • uno ci tenta tutti i giorni a fare la differenza… certo che questa gente ha ancora bisogno delle cose primarie quindi è una buona causa da condividere.

    Reply to Federica
  • Mi hai fatto piangere e ridere con queste foto ^_^.
    Io studio economia dello sviluppo e mi piacerebbe un giorno fare la differenza per queste persone…

    Grazie per aver condiviso con noi!

    Reply to Artila
  • I felt so much with your experience, I am impressed of what this people is doing, and this is great because sharing this you are making people realise of that and wanting to help, and I'm sure I would make a difference. Congratulations, you're such a great person.

    Andrea in Fashion

    Reply to Andrea

    Non ho mai commentato (tranne forse per qualche giveaway)ma stavolta dopo aver visto le foto (bellissime) e letto i tuoi racconti non posso farne a meno! Dev'essere stata un'esperienza veramente importante, come credo lo possa essere per chiunque! Ho sempre pensato che ognuno di noi, nel suo piccolo, può essere d'aiuto e "i più grandi" che si mettono in gioco sono persone dotate di un grande senso di responsabilità. Grazie per averci raccontato di questa bella iniziativa, la comunicazione in certi casi è fondamentale. Sicuramente verrai criticata ma penso che la maggior parte dei tuoi followers abbia capito lo scopo di questi post. Grazie per aver usato in modo "giusto" questo blog.

    Reply to Cri

    whaaouuuu , your pictures are amazing, it might be an incredible experience, congrats and thanks for sharing that which us***
    pauline

    Reply to Anonymous
  • your passion for the cause is very inspiring! i am so glad to have come across a blogger whose efforts are limited to fashion.

    Reply to Francesca

    You're gonna be a great mom! All of these photos are so beautiful.

    Reply to Anonymous

    Chiara sei stupenda, e questo post mi ha emozionato tantissimo 🙂

    Reply to Anonymous
  • Amazing post. These Uganda pictures are awesome

    Hello bloggers + readers!
    I'm Valentina, from http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/
    I'm a singer with turquoise highlights in my hair. A student at Smith College. A lover of Ireland. Someone who is always looking for simplicity & happiness.

    I'd love to invite you all to visit my blog. I'm currently in Paris, and I've been doing some traveling around Europe. I'd love to share my travels with you all!

    I do some fashion posts, some lifestyle posts, some recipes… It's a work in progress, but it's all done with love.

    Cheers 🙂

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

    Reply to Valentina Duracinsky
  • Amazing photos! Love the first one, that's so adorable. What a beautiful children, I hope their future will now be as beautiful as themselves too 🙂 amazing post.

    LOVE,
    PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

    Reply to Bodil Huisman

    Credo che quegli sguardi ti resteranno sempre nel cuore.. Brava Chiara per aver colto quest'opportunità. Ed è bello anche vedere la vera te forse, senza trucco, senza vestiti luccicanti, senza stiletti ai piedi. Bellissime foto davvero.

    Reply to Anonymous
  • Another post with amazing pictures ! You inspired me a lot to do more for these kind of countries

    Reply to Axelle

    Aww all those adorable babies! Cuteness overload!

    Reply to ED

    Touching beyond words. Thanks for sharing this story in such a personal way.<3.

    Reply to Dawn

    spero che questo progetto vada avanti. purtroppo capita spesso che tornati a casa sfumino del tutto le buone intenzioni… spero che non sia solo della gran pubblicità per tommy hilfiger. questa gente non deve essere abbandonata

    Reply to teresa

    Really wonderful pictures and post, I especially liked the pictures of you and the little baby girl. I sure got emotional by seeing this!

    Reply to Lana Ceulemans

    probabilmente i tuoi lettori italiani in questo momento preferiscono aiutare i loro connazionali che in emilia causa terremoto hanno perso tutto…non c'è bisogno di andare fino in uganda per trovare persone bisognose…prima aiutiamo chi è vicino a noi!!!

    Reply to Anonymous
  • It is really beatiful that you help people in bad living conditions 🙂 Great inspiration like we can help them 🙂

    Reply to Adriana
  • Amazing Chiara, I don't really have enough money at the time to make a donation, but I hope someday my situation changes so that I can help the project. For the time being I'll share it in my Facebook page and hope that other people are able to help.
    My Own Project

    Reply to Ana Carneiro
  • Un esperienza infinitamente emozionante, difficile spiegarlo a parole. Ma le foto esprimono molto di quelle infinite emozioni……

    Reply to Enza

    che foto stupende… il bimbo della prima foto è fantastico

    Reply to Anonymous

    I piccolini….. mamma mia che belli e che occhioni! ciao, bellissime foto!

    Reply to Anonymous
  • Stavi piangendo..:) Che dolce… <3 <3 Rovo impossibile non piangere in situazioni come queste…:)

    Reply to Mormo:)
  • Before you ask us to donate, what about you? Will you donate 1% of what you earn from sponsors of this blog, thanks to your legions of followers? Since Tommy Hilfiger sponsored this trip, how about reimbursing them for your and Richi's airfare, so more money can be spent directly on the cause, rather than on promoting it? How have you personally contributed, beyond buying a handful of locally made jewelry?

    Reply to Petey
  • thanks for sharing this lovely pictures! its sad that some people need that much help to have a good life…

    Reply to martaperea
  • I'm happy for what you have done with your blog and taking on serious issues as well. Not a lot of bloggers would do what you did. Nice post and great job.

    Reply to Snow Black
  • It's so sad to see photos such as these. Because, those little kids deserve more than the little they have.
    Kudos to you for bringing awareness on their lives and struggles 🙂

    Reply to FashionCherry

    dovresti sfruttare la popolarità del blog x fare qualcosa di costruttivo anche x le realtà difficili nel nostro paese….ce ne sono a centinaia….

    Reply to Anonymous
  • adorabili i bimbi, il maschietto cicciotto e la femminuccia col vestitino rosa, meravigliosi, la dolcezza 🙂 fortunata tu che hai potuto vedere e sentire in prima persona le sensazioni che passano da queste foto, davvero belle e significative, senza contare i visini dei bimbi felici, quello riempie il cuore 🙂

    Reply to Deborah

    Hi Chiara, you have shown an exemplary human being with this trip. I'm from Brazil, where thousands of bloggers always imitate you, but unfortunately here instead of having attitudes like yours, have usade real animal skin (as if it were cold enough here). Congratulations.
    Carol

    Reply to Anonymous

    Bellissime foto, grandi emozioni, ti ho sempre seguita, sin dall'inizio, stimandoti, ora sono ancora più motivata! un abbraccio!

    Reply to Anonymous
  • I have seen the most beautiful pictures of you and different places on this blog. But nothing as beautiful and heart-warming as this. Thank you for sharing this with the world.

    Reply to LuvJ

    The second last picture with the little boy is so cute and touching. Nearly made me cry.

    Reply to Anonymous
  • I've followed and also I've seen all your photo diaries from Uganda, and I have to say that they are very touching, not because when you think about Africa some of us (including myself) think that they live in misery but the real truth is that they're happy as they live, I guess that sometimes giving them a hand (help) can change their lifes forever. You can see how happy they are but what it is 100% true or what I've seen through the pictures is that in all their faces they didn't express their bad situation, on the plus side, they seem to be happy and smile to life. I guess it is good to help them, we are all brothers and sisters and there's not a difference between us which can change that. The pictures are so touching but still so, i can't feel the same you felt until I can do it by myself, this last one is one of my biggest and important dreams, help all those people who really have a lot of need. Give a good preparation to those children and also to the adults, 'cause they haven't been forgotten yet.

    Chiaria, if you did it, I'm sure many other people will do the same, including myself. This was really such experience that I'd actually like to do the same. I guess if we all join us together, we can make a huge difference if we really want it.

    Love!!!! XOXO

    Reply to Melissa Cuentas
  • Anche se spesso non ho condiviso le scelte stilistiche o di marketing che hai applicato al tuo blog, questa volta in tutta onestà ho apprezzato la tua partecipazione a questo progetto. Se non altro perchè contribuisci a dare un messaggio.

    Sono sicuramente tra coloro che vedendo questi reportage hanno provato un emozione 😉

    Reply to Eleonora Casu
  • Having seen your diary from Uganda I looked back at some of the pictures and realized how modestly all of you guys were dressed on the trip. Obviously, safety and health reasons played a role here, but style-wise it just lets the 'inner glamour' come out, if you know what I mean. As chic as you are on the red carpet or in the streets of Milan, the environment in Uganda and your played-down looks just give another dimension to your style and class.

    Bellissima, Chiara, semplicemente chic!

    Reply to Ola Paszkowska
  • They give us a lesson… I wish I was there too, I wish I could provide too… good for you Ciara!!

    Reply to Iris
  • They give a lesson to us… I wish I was there too, I wish I could help too. Thanks for sharing your experience Ciara!!…

    Reply to Iris

    Appena tornata
    non ho potuto fare a meno di guardare tutri i post del tuo viaggio in Uganda…che incredibile esperienza Chiara! complimenti per la delicatezza e il tatto con il quale l'hai raccontata!
    Sei grande!
    Sara

    Reply to Anonymous
  • A little goes a long way. I'm sure your contribution to this project will make a big difference. Glad that you are educating me about Uganda. In a way, for me to be able to read this blog, I'm very blessed already.

    Reply to Diva In Me
  • Im so proud of you, that you went to that trip. I think that was great experience for you, and everyone who reads your blog. Someday i want to go there and help people. Now im helping with abandoned cats and dogs on shelter.

    Thank you for sharing this experience!

    – Alice

    http://stylist-diaries.blogspot.fi/

    Reply to Alice
  • These pictures are beyond beautiful. Breathtaking. Enjoy every minute spent there.

    Reply to Charlie
  • Thank you Chiara for sharing those pictures with us. Thank you to Tommy Hilfiger for creating this foundation and all of you guys who've been there. I hope and I know you'll make a difference. Awareness is the key.

    Lots of love.
    Andie 😉

    Reply to FromParisWithLove
  • oh my goodness that little guy pulling off your glasses is the cutest boy iI have ever seen!! Great pictures!

    Reply to michaela
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