The Purpose Hostel

Social enterprise
(+502) 5277-5994

We believe that by sharing and exchanging skills and knowledge and by working and growing together we can build meaningful and enduring relationships -with our team, our guests, our community, and our environment.

Women, Disabled, Youth
Education, Inclusion/Special needs, Entrepreneurship/Business, Leadership/Capacitation, Volunteer/Sustainable travel
Sacatepéquez (Antigua Gautemala)

Organizational contacts & locations

Contacts
Tatjana Benkert
Founder
(+502) 5277-5994
Silvia Aguilar
Administrator
(+502) 5277-5994
Locations
9 Calle Oriente #6, 
Antigua Guatemala, 
Sacatepéquez, 
03001

Mission, vision & values

Mission

Our mission is to connect likeminded people locally and globally to create and nurture a culture of enthusiasm, support, respect, inclusiveness and kindness that allows us all to learn, grow and play together.

Vision

We inspire to create a network of sustainable and inclusive businesses within our community, and guide the next generation to continue to create opportunities for each other, while learning and growing together. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience within each community, and if used in a creative way, can counterbalance social injustice.

Values
We value opportunity, dignity and diversity, and love learning.

Products, services, and programs

Products

Through our label "Made with Purpose" we sell Repurpose Fashion, Home decor, Travel- & Fashion accessories and souvenirs. 

Services

The hostel offers private and shared affordable accommodation options.

Programs

We create individual development plans for our team members.

Organizational detail

Founded: 
2017
Number of employees: 
0-10
Funding: 
Sale of products and/or services
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

We provide employment and training opportunities for single mothers and deaf community members.

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

We have trained the following staff during their employment with us:

  • Housekeeping: 3 beginners, 6 advanced
  • Laundry attendant: 3 beginners, 6 advanced
  • Customer Service: 13 beginners, 3 advanced 
  • Business Development: 2 beginners
  • Sewing: 4 beginners, 2 advanced
  • Hospitality (LSG): 15 beginners, 3 advanced
  • English: 5 beginners, 2 advanced
Impact measuring

We keep training records and individual development plans

Organizational adaptations: 
Target population
Organizational adaptation details

Target population

July 2018 we started learning sign language and include deaf community members.

Short term objectives

Growth

Not within next 12 months, as like all the hospitality industry we are still fighting for survival due to COVID.

Quality

Our quality standards remain the same.

Impact

We continue to work with the same people on their development plans and trainings.

Long term objectives

Growth

Create more inclusive businesses and properly launch 'Made with Purpose'.

Quality

Remain as one of the leaders and highest rated Hostels in the market.

Impact

Provide individual development plans and trainings to all Purpose team members.