The Cochabamba Project is a fully trading Industrial Provident Society for the benefit of the community, working in equal partnership with poor smallholders on the fringes of the Bolivian Amazon to establish and maintain a profitable and sustainable community-based forestry enterprise as part of a wider project known as ArBolivia.
The society's members share its vision by providing the finance needed for local smallholders to plant native species of tropical hardwoods as an alternative to unsustainable farming practices. In return the society will endeavour to return their capital in the future with a modest but appropriate annual rate of interest Our minimum investment is £1,000 (which can be paid in instalments) and the maximum (by law) is £20,000. There is also a guidance sheet "investing for a child". Based on a "mid-range" investment of £10,000, our members:
View an introduction to the project
Register your interest in future Share and Loan Stock Offers
Interest on our ordinary shares is variable and for the time being will be rolled up. The rate has been 7.5% to date but may reduce in future.
Loan stock interest is normally fixed until maturity with a term of at least 5 years
Help us raise £5,000 to create a "Co-operative Climate Reserve" -