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Da Silva was 15 years old when she got married. Her husband told her they would build their home far away from civilization. She left a small town in the north of Minas Gerais, Brazil, to a place where the nearest house was 15km into the savannah. They built a house there with bricks made of anthill sand (!).
Forty years has passed and their house still have no electricity or sanitation but one thing has changed: Da Silva's husband died a year ago while he was walking through the jungle.
Nowadays though, some people visit her, like some cloth sellers or the mailman, whose family visits the ermit a few times during the year.
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