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

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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Wild cocoa from Bolivia

Maybe Bolivia is primarily known for its highland – the Altiplano - with the saltlake, the quinua and the highland Indians. But the northeastern part of Bolivia bordering on Brazil harbours the Bolivian part of the mighty Amazon Jungle. This is the home of the wild cocoa. Here it has grown for thousands of years on little islands in a widespr...

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