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Nova Aquidauana Community

Aquidauana, Mato Grosso do Sul – Brasil

brazil-aquiProject started: January 2010

Local Church Partner: UNIEDAS (Network of Indigenous Churches), Pastor Gino

Urban Mission: Mixture of Brazilian and Indigenous

Language: Portuguese

Children participating per week: 60-70

Economy: Cattle, Tourism, Lumber

Challenges: Poverty, alcohol addiction, child abandonment, prostitution

Interesting tidbit: 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.

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