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

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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Cocoa and vanilla from Uganda and DR Congo

Gourmet Gardens is a family owned limited company working in both Uganda and DR Congo. The couple behind the company is German and French/Congolese. The proceeds of the loan of EUR 65,000 will serve to develop the company’s production of double certified (i.e. organic and fair trade) cocoa, vanilla and chili. The company has obtained a large...

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