Yenia Bipuro is a strong leader in the community of Pueblo Nuevo, and the president of their community bank, which is the highest achieving caja in Panama. In addition to this role, she is an skillful artisan with her own business that is constantly looking for innovative ways to improve her sales and have a larger outreach to promote her culture. She is very strategic in her sales and has recently developed commercial relationships with some individual buyers in Panama City. Similarly, she is very active in reaching local markets and events in Darien and other provinces. She uses mainly WhatsApp stories as a way to promote her products and she claims it has been a very effective way go gain new customers and buyers, receive invites for events, and make herself be seen by her phone contacts
Yenia Bipuro is a skilled artisan from the community of Pueblo Nuevo Wounaan. She is passionate about her Wounaan culture and the artisan work she creates. She has been able to achieve this through her charisma, kindness and entrepreneurial spirit, yet she is continously looking for ways to improve her business and make it more profitable and sustainable for her and her family.
She customises some of her artisan work based on her customer needs
Some of the biggest challenges Yenia faces is access to materials, intermediaries take the highest share of the profits and the Transportation/logistics to sell her products outside of the community. Furthermore, Pueblo Nuevo is a town of artisans, thus, there is a lot of competitors.
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