The community consists of approximately 161 inhabitants at this time. Shiripuno was legalized with the Ministry of Social Welfare in 1983. Every two years at the general assembly the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and members are elected. The community has a bilingual school,(Quichua and Spanish), with 30 students ages 5-12 years of age. The school is named Manuel Ignacio Rivadeneyra and is sponsored by the Intercultural Bilingual Department. Within the school there is also a nursery for children, infants to five years of age. The INNFA (National Institute of Children and Family), is responsible for the training and wages of the three women who manage the nursery and dining room.