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Matias Piceros / Cervecería Piceros
This microbrewery uses local ingredients and flavors and provide tourists with a gastronomic treat upon their arrival to Cobquecura. It always seems to be the case that tourists traveling from places like nearby Concepcion and Chillan are looking to try the “best of Cobquecura” in terms of food and drink, so Matias’ business fits perfectly into Recupera Chile's economic plan to grow Cobquecura’s tourism economy.
Recupera Chile helped Matias, the owner, construct the building, source supplies, create a logo, plan logistics from bottles and labels to transportation and supply chain, receive the necessary training, navigate the process of health and commerce codes and install all necessary equipment to get his first batch produced.
From local celebrations and food fares to sales at regional restaurants, Cervecería Piceros is producing and selling lagers, pale ales and ambers in every local venue possible and contributing to artisanal feel of the town as a quaint, tourist getaway.
Wahidy ElJatib / RupuChile
Wahidy and her husband Patricio wanted to start an eco-tourism business that helped to show off the natural splendors of Cobquecura to tourists and locals alike. They also wanted to contribute to a healthier community as they feel biking is a helpful way to enjoy the town in a healthier way than the average trip via car or bus.
Recupera Chile helped them get bikes and the business licensing, and plan routes and other logistics. In the end, after a family tragedy, the business was not able to get off the ground. However, Recupera Chile helped the business lease the bikes to two young men from the town who have been using the bikes to provide their own private tours. Though businesses don’t always go according to plan, Rupu Chile ended up being a success through the entrepreneurial spirit of young people in the town.
Maria Elvira Orellana / Kayak Vilu
Elvira began without any idea of how to operate a kayak business, as she mostly provided cleaning, cooking and manual labor services whenever she could find work in the town. Over the past 2 years, her business has boomed. She has become one of the primary providers of outdoor tourism activity in the town and is able to provide jobs for several other members of the town as well during the tourism season. Though the work is still highly tied to the tourism season, her business has created a new and fun option for tourists from the reason to come and enjoy in the tiny escape of Cobquecura.
In addition to basic English language and business training, supplemental equipment (life vests, oars, helmets), Elvira received a logo and enough capital to purchase 5 kayaks from Recupera Chile.