Taina is a member of the Tembe tribe
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UN Global Goals: Taina on life in Brazil

Nine-year-old Taina is a member of the Tembe tribe living in a protected area of the Brazilian rainforest, but her homeland is constantly being threatened by illegal loggers, hunters and even drug gangs.

Taina and her parents and brother live in a mud brick house in the Ytwacu indigenous village in the northern state of Para. Although they live on an official Tembe reserve, groups of indigenous warriors say they have to patrol the land to keep out those who want to exploit the forest's natural resources.

Taina attends the local school with her brother and hopes one day to become a primary school teacher.

  • 23 Sep 2015