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

Coffee from Peru

This new customer – Cafeperu for short – is a closed shareholding company established by 6 coffee cooperatives in Peru, each consisting of a large number of coffee producing smallholders. Cafeperu offers technical, organizational and financial support to the cooperatives with the aim of ensuring a higher quality coffee which in turn wil...

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Jam from Mozambique

First Natural Choice Ltd. in Mozambique has been granted a loan which will be used for buying jars for the production of jam to be sold in Mozambique. The fruit in the jam is organic, but at present it is difficult to find organic sugar, so the jam will be produced and sold without being certified as organic in order to keep the factory and the far...

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Merkur Development Loans Ltd. - Vesterbrogade 40 - DK-1620 Copenhagen V •