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