Ana and Lilian, entrepreneurs worthy of admiration

Bank Banco de Antigua
Location Guatemala

Banco de Antigua, in its commitment to support microentrepreneurs in the growth of their business (merchandise, local improvements, capital for investment, etc.), presents two admirable women from Chimaltenango.

“The one who does not risk does not win,” says Ana Leticia Velásquez, 43, administrator of a family bakery: Joshua 1: 9, located in the San Cristóbal canton, in the municipality of San Andrés Itzapa in the department of Chimaltenango.

She, her husband, Miguel Ángel Zamol Montúfar, and their four children have been working side by side in bread making for ten years. The work starts at five in the morning with great enthusiasm and desire to get ahead, engines of the Montúfar Velásquez.

Josué 1: 9 Bakery is an example of love and teamwork for the residents of the community.

A few kilometers away, also in Chimaltenango, is another brave woman.

Lilian Marroquin’s life has not been easy. He was an orphan at age 13. Years later, he faced widow life and with three daughters. Despite so much suffering, Lilian’s eyes convey so much enthusiasm, joy, and happiness that it is hard to believe. Your good energy further strengthened with your work. She is a garment maker and owner of her own business: Lilian Store.

Lilian’s face lights up when he reads on his cell phone: “Sir, Lilian, I need a dress for my daughter’s graduation.” A new challenge for this artist who spares no effort or dedication to delivering a quality product.

In Banco de Antigua, we offer opportunities to grow business through a very accessible option: Microcredit Bantigua.