Aquidauana, Mato Grosso do Sul – Brasil
Project started: January 2010
Local Church Partner: UNIEDAS (Network of Indigenous Churches), Pastor Gino
Urban Mission: Mixture of Brazilian and Indigenous
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.