Merkur Development Loans Ltd.

Merkur Development Loans Ltd. extends loans on fair terms to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and cooperatives in developing countries.  In order for a business to qualify for a loan, the business must be involved with organic or biodynamic production, fair trade, responsible forest management (FSC), or the advancement of renewable energy.

 

Examples of loan projects

Gourmet Cocoa from Latin America

Xoco Fine Cocoa Company in Nicaragua has started a large scale production of fine cocoa. Xoco Fine Cocoa Company is certified by Rainforest Alliance which contributes to maintaining a high degree of biodiversity in the rainforests and protecting the environment and the local community. Xoco Fine Cocoa Company will sell its chocolate products on th...

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Stoves in Tanzania

Kiwia & Laustsen Ltd. has been granted a loan for the production of small household stoves to be fuelled with Jatropha nuts. Jatropha nuts contain large amounts of oil which is normally extracted for use in lamps. The stove design allows for fuelling the stove with whole nuts, thus making this the first stove of its kind. The loan will be used...

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Merkur Development Loans Ltd. - Vesterbrogade 40 - DK-1620 Copenhagen V • development@merkur.dk