A loan of $325 helps to buy pigs and their feed.
Marcel is 39 years old and married. The couple have two children. They live in the city of Antsirabe, in a secluded neighborhood off of downtown. He works in pig farming, while his wife works in a free enterprise.
Marcel partners with Vahatra in order to take out loans, which he uses to expand his pig farming business. In partnering with Vahatra he has been steadily increasing his capital. He plans to increase his revenue in order to ensure he is best able to meet the needs of his family. He also hopes to realize some plans in the future. For example, he is in the process of making bricks in order to renovate his house,
Marcel plans to use this loan in order to purchase more pigs, which he will fatten up. He will also purchase feed, such as bran, maize, sweet potatoes, and other biological necessities for them. He sells his livestock to local butchers.
Marcel plans to purchase other construction materials with his profits. He hopes to have the support of Kiva lenders.