Director Bernabela and Anna consider each other as soulmates and share the same dream for Pura Utz.
They met each other through an NGO and after three years of work and an evolving friendship they decided to co-found Pura Utz together in Bernabelas house in Santiago Atitlán. This was in 2018. The team at first consisted of six women and has since grown to 16 and at times of high production and collaboration exceeded to more than 50 women. The house has undergone a lot of change and two levels more have been constructed to create a proper ‘taller’/ workshop for the Pura Utz team.
It's a dream of enabling a full-time income to a team of more than fifty women in Guatemala to help them grow their self-worth through providing for themselves and investing in their futures, all the while continuing to make unique handmade products of high quality for you. It has to make sense the whole way through. It is a dream of purposeful growth that will enable the making of a wonderful place for Pura Utz in Santiago Atítlan. We want to create the most beautiful and wholesome production place that allows for more funnels of work and growth for our team.