The Cochabamba Project Ltd. - A Unique Social Investment

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 are socially motivated investors who share our vision and provide the finance needed for local smallholders to plant native species of tropical hardwoods as an alternative to unsustainable farming practices. 

We invite you to join us as a member and help fund the project to breakeven when timber revenues will more than cover operational costs.  Although your primary motive should be social, this is still an INVESTMENT, not a gift, and we offer the prospect of a full return of capital and in time, a modest rate of interest*There is also a guidance sheet "investing for a child".  

As a guideline, over a full full year an average investment of £5,000 will fund the following:


  • Maintenance of over 15,000 trees including 12 different native species
  • Creation of conservation areas
  • Farming support for 8 families including training, provision of plant materials and specialist tools, access to credit, services of a professional technical adviser
  •  Establishing "fair trade" timber sales at better prices for farmers

AND unlike a donation, your investment offers the prospect of earning interest and re-using the money in the future.*       



We are currently revising our share and loan stock offers for 2015. Please click on the link below to register your interest




presentation* Your capital is at risk and you may not get back what you have invested. Interest is not guaranteed and is currently only payable on withdrawal of capital.


Hear what our investors think 

Project Update - August 2014

Farmer profile - Don Patrocinio, August 2014