The Cochabamba Project is a fully trading Industrial Provident Society, 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.
Our members provide the finance needed for local smallholders to plant native species of tropical hardwoods as an alternative to unsustainable farming practices. 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:
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.
Our loan stock offers 4% interest fixed until maturity on 31/10/18 and can be paid quarterly or annually. Units in sterling, Euros or US dollars.
Or help us raise £5,000 to create a "Co-operative Climate Reserve" -