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Client spotlight: Inter-MAC International supports home ownership for low-income Hondurans

September 30, 2013

  In 2007, OPIC agreed to provide a $70 million loan to Inter-Mac International, Inc. to support low-income housing development throughout Central America in a deal that will also provide long term lease-purchase financing to make the homes affordable to individuals and families earning minimum wage. Just recently one of those projects in Choloma, Honduras won a Gold Nugget award from the
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Featured Photo: Building a wind power farm in Peru

September 27, 2013

Workers assemble a wind turbine in northwestern Peru as part of the largest wind farm project in South America outside of Brazil. OPIC is in the process of structuring a $193 million OPIC loan to ContourGlobal Ltd. for the project, which will provide vital energy to a country that has enjoyed strong economic growth during the past decade but lacked
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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Henrietta H. Fore

September 26, 2013

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Henrietta H. Fore, Chairman and CEO, Holsman International, and former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development. Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Farooq Kathwari, Chairman, President, and CEO of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.

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OPIC board approves seven new deals at September meeting

September 26, 2013

OPIC’s Board of Directors held its final meeting of the fiscal year on September 19 and approved deals in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America that will improve access to electricity, small business lending, and healthcare while supporting U.S. investment in developing countries. The deals approved include: Small business lending in Kenya: OPIC agreed to provide a $75 million
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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Farqooq Kathwari

September 24, 2013

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Farooq Kathwari, Charman, President, and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Vin Weber, former U.S. Representative (R-MN).

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Featured Photo: OPIC supported power plant named one of world’s best

September 20, 2013

The OPIC-supported Amman East Power Plant in Jordan was recently named one of the world’s top five gas-fired plants by Power Magazine. OPIC committed a $70 million loan to AES Corp. of Arlington, Virginia in 2007 to support construction of the plant, which was Jordan’s first independent power plant and has helped the country reduce reliance on imported energy. In
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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Vin Weber

September 19, 2013

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Vin Weber, Former U.S. Representative (R-MN). Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Thomas J. Pritzker, Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

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Guest Post: How to Bring Financial Services to the Poor: Go Digital

September 18, 2013

This post is reprinted from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Impatient Optimists blog, where it first ran. While the topic of improving financial services to poor communities is a subject of great focus for OPIC, the views expressed are those of the author. By Jason Lamb Most of us in the developed world don’t think twice about how we
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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Thomas J. Pritzker

September 17, 2013

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Thomas J. Pritzker, Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Thomas A. Daschle (D-SD), U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

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Featured Photo: OPIC supported franchise helping to create hundreds of local jobs in Georgia

September 13, 2013

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland visits employees at the first Wendy’s franchise grand opening in Tbilisi, Georgia on September 12. The franchise, one of 22 restaurants supported by a $18.9 million OPIC loan to JSC WenGeorgia – an OPIC client, is helping to create hundreds of local jobs throughout the country as well as providing essential workforce skills and
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