Climate-bond II

The Climate Bond II
Climate-positive chocolate
Good for the planet & you

0of 999.000,00 € of the bond

Interest and maturity

7.00% interest

per year


End of term

How it works

Fill out the form

We create a personalised contract with your data


Print out the contract twice and sign both copies. Then please send us both copies by post.


As soon as we have countersigned the contract, we will send it to you with a request for payment. Please then transfer the amount to the account specified by us.

Interest payment

For every €1,000 you lend us today, you will receive €70 in interest every year until repayment begins.


Repayment begins in March 2028 and is made in 8 instalments (2 payments per year in March and September) until the end of the term (Dec 2031). From March 2027, you will therefore receive a constant payment consisting of interest and repayment (a so-called annuity) of €147.61 per €1,000 invested.

At the end, you will receive €1,419.30 back for every €1,000 you invest


Organic cocoa from dynamic agroforestry

In the long term, fairafric can store up to 4x as much CO2 in the soil as is emitted in the entire value chain.
Above a picture of a DAF farm of our partner Serendipalm

The huge advantages of DAF

Climate positivity

As soon as fairafric sources the cocoa from DAF farms, the CO2 footprint of each bar of chocolate is stored 4x in the ground

Farmer income

Farmers can significantly increase their income by growing other crops such as mangoes, avocados and coconuts

Soil quality

The farm becomes more resilient to pests, diseases and climate change, and the quality of the soil is also improved in the long term.

The road to climate positivity from fairafric

Climate-positive means that more climate-damaging emissions (e.g. CO2) and impacts are bound than caused.

The aim of fairafric is to leave the earth in a better condition than it was before our activities. We are not only concerned with CO2, but also with soil fertility, water retention, maximising plant and animal biodiversity, resilience to climate change and the production of healthy products, among other things.

The Dynamic Agroforestry (DAF) cultivation method is based on the knowledge of the indigenous peoples of Latin America and combines many elements of regenerative agriculture or permaculture. The plants are grown in different levels (shrubs, half-stems, etc.) of the forest and different local tree species are planted: Crop trees, biomass trees, shade trees, etc. One of the main objectives is to produce a lot of biomass to improve soil quality. Therefore, not only cocoa is grown, but also other tree and plant species such as cashew, mango, pineapple, etc., which can be processed by Fairafric. The production of biomass binds a large amount of CO2 in the long term. Significantly more than is emitted in Fairafric's entire value chain.

fairafric emits significantly fewer emissions than other chocolate manufacturers thanks to its own solar-powered factory. Nevertheless, unavoidable emissions (e.g. in logistics) are caused. So far, these have been offset by supporting climate projects in West Africa. However, our main goal in our own value chain is to leave the environment better than we found it. That is why we will be sourcing our cocoa from a dynamic agroforestry (DAF) project in Ghana from 2024. According to initial external analyses by experts, fairafric can bind 4x as much CO2 in the soil in the long term as is emitted in the value chain!

Cocoa is one of the most important cash crops in West Africa. Due to a lack of alternatives and in order to generate an income for the family, an area is often cleared and then as many cocoa trees as possible are planted on the piece of land. After a few years of intensive cultivation, the nutrient reserves in the soil are exhausted and a high use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides is necessary. In Ghana, conventional cocoa cultivation is responsible for the deforestation of 25% of the rainforest.

Deforestation of the rainforest releases large amounts of CO2. The cultivation of monocultures and the massive use of pesticides also worsens soil quality and less water and carbon can be absorbed. Ongoing climate change, in turn, is leading to drastic changes in weather conditions and an increase in climate disasters. As cocoa trees in conventional cultivation are significantly less resilient, there are already crop failures in conventional cocoa, while yields are hardly affected by regenerative cultivation methods such as DAF, as the plants are healthier and highly resilient.

The cacao tree is a shade plant. This means that the cocoa tree needs larger trees (e.g. palm trees) above it to provide shade and help it to grow and thrive optimally. At DAF, care is therefore taken to ensure that the trees and plants stand next to the cocoa trees, provide sufficient shade and supply the nutrients that the cocoa tree needs. The greatest possible diversity of plants is necessary for this symbiosis. This symbiosis promotes biodiversity, increases the yield per tree, increases soil fertility and the water storage capacity of the soil and the biomass trees actively store CO2 in the soil.

In initial analyses, external experts have determined that by
storing the biomass in the soil, fairafric can store up to 4x more CO2 in the
soil in the long term than is emitted in the entire value chain.

With our new Visitor Centre, we also want to give our customers the opportunity to gain an in-depth insight into our operations. The factory visit will be combined with a visit to our farmer communities, all in one day!

1. higher cocoa premium
In addition to the highest organic premium (692$/MT) in West Africa, fairafric pays farmers a climate premium of 150$/MT. This is a multiple of the regular organic premium or other certifications such as Fairtrade.

2. diversification of income
The cultivation of several crops helps to diversify income and makes it possible to earn an income outside the cocoa harvest season.

3. better soil quality & resilience to climate change
By improving soil fertility and other benefits of DAF for the soil, the plants become significantly stronger and more resistant to environmental influences. In addition, the soil quality increases the quality and yield of the fruit. This means that the land can be cultivated naturally in the long term and sustainably.

Our chocolate factory has been located in rural Ghana since 2020

Our global vision

Use business to end poverty

Our mission

Create 10,000 climate-friendly jobs in Africa

Our values

impact-orientated, transparent, respectful, environmentally conscious, visionary

Your investment in the SDGs

We achieve enormous impact in 7 out of 17 SDGs in all dimensions of sustainability.

Reference fairafric AG

Weinrich Cord Budde Fairafric

Cord Budde

Owner Ludwig Weinrich

"We were one of the first producers of organic & Fairtrade chocolate in Germany. I see a similarly bright future for Made in Africa."

Weinrich produces the brands Vivani, GEPA, iChoc, Devine and many more. More than 1 million bars are produced every day at the company's headquarters in Herford. Weinrich has been a strategic investor in fairafric since 2019. Weinrich has significantly increased its investment in fairafric this year. Weinrich also trains our key Ghanaian staff as part of a training programme and supports us in running the factory.

Marie Claire Pellerin Fairafric

Marie-Claire Pellerin

CEO Claro Fair Trade AG

,fairafric will shape fair trade. This is the only way to create an equal economy."

claro Fair Trade AG is the Swiss fair trade organisation and has around 60 points of sale for fairly traded products.Claro has been a strategic investor in fairafric since 2019. Claro has significantly expanded its investment in fairafric this year and is responsible for fairafric's distribution in Switzerland.

Rudiger Daetz von Fairafric

Wolf-Rüdiger Daetz

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of fairafric AG

,,I see enormous growth potential in fairafric and am convinced that the business model can set a new industry standard."

Wolf-Rüdiger Daetz has 30 years of experience as a CFO in international industry with local assignments in Asia, Europe and Central America. He is a committed impact investor at fairafric and a chocolate lover, and has also been Chairman of the Supervisory Board at fairafric since 2022.

Frequently asked questions about fairafric

First official meetings between Hendrik and cocoa farmers and workers in Ghana.

First Kickstarter campaign
Foundation of fairafric GmbH
First production

Second Kickstarter campaign
Successful organic certification of the entire value chain

Switch from 20g bars to 100g bars

Third Kickstarter campaign
Climate-neutral certification (both chocolate and company)
Establishment of the fairafric Foundation, which holds shares in fairafric GmbH for cocoa farmers
First Seedrs campaign (Seedrs enables startups to gain their customers as shareholders), in which 264 private individuals participated in fairafric

Decision to build a larger chocolate factory on our own: On the land of the cocoa cooperative we work with, in the rural region where the cocoa beans grow.
Increase in shareholders to 360; Ludwig Weinrich and claro fairtrade AG join the fairafric family
Winner of the Lammsbräu Sustainability Award

Construction of our new chocolate factory in Amanase. Record-breaking construction time of 5.5 months from the ground-breaking ceremony to the first bar.

fairafric GmbH becomes fairafric AG. Within 3 days, the first convertible bond is fully subscribed with €990,000 and within 24 hours the first share issue of fairafric for €999,589.80 is sold out. fairafric buys 250 tons of cocoa beans for production in 2021 and pays the highest premiums in West Africa. fairafric also chases from record to record in 2021. fairafric more than doubles the previous year's sales and produces over 2,000,000 bars of chocolate.

After an outstanding first quarter in 2022, macroeconomic shocks prevent further growth for fairafric. However, while many other brands are struggling with declining sales and discontinuations, fairafric remains present in all markets and is gaining strong market share.

fairafric also reaches the final of the German Sustainability Award 2022 and is recognized as one of the most sustainable companies in Germany.

fairafric is entering the B2B business with its own line of chocolate drops. The chocolate drops are used in the products of large bakeries and cookie manufacturers, among others, and the line is soon running around the clock. fairafric launches a vegan cashew-based milk chocolate on the market, which is a complete success and becomes one of the best-selling products. fairafric receives the first major orders for contract manufacturing and starts production for the first customer in the USA.

fairafric sources the first small quantities of cocoa from Serendipalm from dynamic agroforestry

The owners of fairafric are the founding team, our 1142 shareholders from the customer base, Ludwig Weinrich GmbH and claro fair trade AG as well as our team and the cocoa farmers of our partner cooperative.

In 2024, we will source organic cocoa from a dynamic agroforestry project in Ghana for the first time in order to achieve even greater ecological added value and pay the highest organic premium to our farmers.

In addition, fairafric wants to promote the planting and conversion of further farms to DAF and increase the yields of existing DAF farms.

Every euro invested binds CO2 in the soil in the long term and creates jobs in Ghana!

We expect to be operationally profitable from 2025. As we will have some start-up costs with the switch to beans from dynamic agroforestry and our ingredient stocks and temporary storage facilities will have to increase significantly to enable the upcoming growth, we are forecasting a loss for 2024.

With our new Visitor Centre, we also want to give our customers the opportunity to gain an in-depth insight into our operations. The factory visit will be combined with a visit to our farmer communities, all in one day!

Frequently asked questions about the loan

For every €1,000 you lend us today, you will receive €70 in interest every year. Repayment begins in March 2028 and is made in 8 instalments (2 payments per year in March and September) until the end of the term (Dec 2031). From March 2028, you will therefore receive a constant payment consisting of interest and repayment (a so-called annuity) of €147.61 per €1,000 invested. In the end, you will receive €1,419.30 back for every €1,000 you invest. You can find an example of the repayment plan here.

The campaign will run until €999,000 has been subscribed.

The first climate bond from fairafric was sold out within a short space of time. We are therefore assuming that it will quickly be fully subscribed. We process the subscriptions according to when they are received.

We do not share information about our investors with any tax office. You simply declare the interest received on your tax return. If you want to lend us money interest-free, write us a short e-mail. This is of course also possible and supports us even more

As the loan is unsecured, you may lose your entire investment.

Don't under any circumstances invest money that you absolutely need.

The impact of fairafric

The management team in Ghana

Michael Marmon-Halm

Managing Director Ghana

Michael has more than 12 years of experience in the cocoa industry in Ghana and has studied quality management.


Griselda Esther Ossei

Chief of Staff

Griselda brings a lot of experience in accounting and supports in strategic planning and implementation around the fairafric brand, marketing, HR and operations in Ghana.


Enoch Padi Adu

Technical Manager

Enoch is a specialist in process planning and system control with over 15 years of experience in cocoa processing at 3 multinational cocoa processing companies.

Audrey Marmon-Halm

Quality Manager

Our Quality Manager Audrey has 11 years of professional experience in quality control and quality assurance.


Das Management Team in Deutschland

Hendrik Reimers

Founder & CEO

Hendrik has celebrated many successes in international software sales before founding fairafric.


Jonas Schaller

CFO Germany

Jonas has several years of experience in controlling and finance, especially in an international context.



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