The Chipaya Municipality is inhabited by Uru-Chipaya native descendants.
It is one of the 11 Municipalities in Bolivia that has officially adopted a form of government based on their own customs and traditions, and it raise himself as a municipality where decision-making processes and economic-social organization comply with the forms of self-determination. The town hall is organized in 4 Ayllu (territorial organization based on family clan membership) led by indigenous authorities (Hilacata) that organize community activities - mainly agricultural – and that every year distribute land between families, according to the needs. Chipaya is considered one of the municipalities with greater index of vulnerabilities in the country - where cyclical floods are alternated with periods of drought, which are the main threat to agro-pastoral activities. Such circumstances cause temporary or prolonged migration, and cause a progressive loss of cultural identity and land management practices. The main economic activities are agriculture (quinoa, potatos and cañahua) and sheep and camelids’s farming, all destined for self-consumption. Farming contributes to the Chipaya diet and represents a source of income through the sale of animals and cheeses. The project aims to expand and consolidate the results of an EU-funded action. It contributes to the strengthening of Chipaya's resilience, starting from the rational land management, the differentiation of sources of income, and the strengthening of public institutions and civil society. Civil society and institutions are promoters and key-actor of development processes and enhancement of cultural heritage, in the matter of undertaking complementary initiatives of community tourism development.