Lagoinha (Little Lake) Indian Reservation
Aquidauana, Mato Grosso do Sul Brasil
Project started: In 2012 with the assistance of a team from Mclean Bible Church.
Local Church Partner: UNIEDAS (Network of Indigenous Churches)
Tribal Group: Terena Indians
Language: Portuguese & Terena
Children participating per week: 60-70
Economy: Small-scale farming
Challenges: Alcohol addiction, poverty, unemployment, violence, conflict with ranchers
Interesting tidbit: Learn to say “Great God” in Terena – Hanaiti Ituko’oviti (Hi-nahee-chee ee-too-ko’ ou-vi-chee), Aquidauana sits at the beginning of one of the world’s largest wetlands, the Pantanal, which straddles Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay in South America, and the world’s largest fresh water aquifer, the Guarani Aquifer.