MERCAPITAL DE NICARAGUA S.A. (FMO-54992)

Countries
  • Nicaragua
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Aug 17, 2018
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Mercapital de Nicaragua S.A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 8.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2019


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Project Description

The funds will be utilized to build a portfolio with long and short term loans to Arabica and Robusta coffee farmers for purposes such as farm renovation & new plantings, to cover labour costs and farm inputs.

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Private Actors

Mercapital de Nicaragua S.A. (Mercapital) is the financial arm of Mercon Coffee Group (MCG) in Nicaragua. MCG is one of the world’s leading coffee merchants. It has sourcing operations in Central America, Brazil and Vietnam and a significant share in sustainable and quality coffees. Mercon is involved in all aspects of the coffee supply chain from primary production, production and distribution of seedlings, sourcing and processing of coffee from third parties to the delivery and export of green coffee. Mercon has developed into a supply chain manager with upstream operations and producer engagement in origin countries and strong relationships with premium coffee buyers. The coffees that Mercon sources are mostly certified (Utz, 4C, RfA, C.A.F.E. Practices) and deliveries are based on long-term relationships between Mercon and the producers.

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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO

Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism