With a diverse set of economic conditions in these regions, OPIC supports U.S. investment in a variety of sectors such as agriculture and food security, tourism, manufacturing, telecommunications, microfinance, credit for SMEs and services.
North Africa and the Middle East - OPIC has provided more than $5 billion in finance and political risk insurance to support nearly 400 projects in the services, manufacturing and energy sectors in North Africa and the Middle East.
Sub-Saharan Africa - Historically, OPIC has provided more than $4.7 billion in finance and insurance to support more than 320 projects in sub-Saharan Africa. OPIC's current investments portfolio provides more than $1.7 billion to projects ranging from housing and construction to tourism and financial services, as well as a focus on renewable resources.
Historically, OPIC has provided more than $11 billion in finance and insurance to support nearly 1,000 projects in tourism, manufacturing, energy and construction.
OPIC's current investment portfolio provides more than $2 billion to projects ranging from housing and construction to financial services.
Commercial construction in Pakistan is foundation for business growth
OPIC is financing a project to build a
28-story office building in Karachi.
Expanding educational opportunities in the West Bank
OPIC financing is supporting microfinance lending to help Palestinian families purchase netbook computers stocked with educational materials.
Expanding access to finance throughout Sub-Saharan Africa
OPIC financing and political risk insurance is supporting microfinance lending to individuals, small farmers and entrepreneurs in regions where physical banking infrastructure is limited.
OPIC bridges lending gap for South Africa housing
OPIC, together with the Soros Foundation,
provided a loan guaranty to a major
South African bank to support lending to
Helping farmers in Rwanda improve crop yields
An OPIC loan is helping a horticulturist from Tennessee is launching a small business to improve the health of Rwanda's crops.
U.S. food business expands into Russia
OPIC is helping a small American company selling Mexican food expand into the Russian market, generating $9 million in revenues in 2010 and driving demand for American-made equipment.
Solar power in Peru increases capacity and employment
OPIC is financing a project, under a 20-year
tenor, for the development, construction and
operation of two 20 MW advanced solar
power projects in a rural desert in Peru.
Small business loan advances food security, creates export opportunities in Moldova
An OPIC loan helped build the first grain-loading terminal in Moldova, improving logistics infrastructure and bolstering exports.
Biomass in Liberia transforms liability into an asset
OPIC finances a project that will expand wood
chip production at its facility in Liberia from
100,000 metric tons to more than two million
metric tons annually by 2017.
Building affordable, sustainable housing in Liberia
OPIC financing and political risk insurance is supporting constuction of affordable housing in Liberia's capital city.
Using Kenya's geothermal resources to generate power
OPIC provided financing for the OrPower 4
geothermal power plant´s expansion.
Working to solve Iraq's housing shortage
An OPIC loan is supporting the construction of new housing in Iraq, which has suffered a severe shortage of affordable housing for decades.
Trash-to-clean energy project brings power to rural India
OPIC provides financing to cover the installation throughout rural India of 36 "mini energy generation facilities" that burn
discarded rice husks to generate electricity.
Funding India's first large-scale solar power plants
OPIC is helping India reach its renewable-energy goals with a $6.2 million loan for two solar-power plants.
Providing Haiti with lasting infrastructure
An OPIC loan is supporting the creation of a plant manufacturing cement, which is needed to rebuild homes and other infrastructure damaged in the 2010 earthquake.
Restoring Haiti's food supply
OPIC political risk insurance supported the rebuilding of a flour mill that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.
Modernizing Ghana's water systems
In Ghana, where a shortage of clean water is linked to health problems and deaths, a Florida company is working to modernize the national water system and is protecting its investment with OPIC political risk insurance.
Preparing students in Ghana for college and careers
OPIC's $1.75 million loan helped finance the expansion of the only school in central Ghana offering an international curriculum, enabling it to more than double enrollment.
OPIC insurance protects investors in Cambodian forests
A new OPIC insurance product will protect
investors in a REDD project from political
US juice company grows while helping the Brazilian rainforest
OPIC provides financing for a project to
develop a sustainable way to build a more
reliable supply of açai berries.
Clean drinking water in Algeria
OPIC provides financing for the construction
of a reverse-osmosis water desalination
facility to deliver 200,000 cubic meters of
potable water to Algiers each day.
Supporting microfinance lending in Indonesia
OPIC provided a loan to a major microfinance lender which will support lending to local microfinance institutions,
many of which focus on lending to the poorest of the poor.
Rebuilding homes in Haiti
OPIC loans are supporting low-income mortgage financing in Haiti.
Tripling energy production in Togo
OPIC financing and political risk insurance supported construction of a major power plant in one of Africa's poorest countries.
Helping make college affordable in Latin America
An OPIC loan will support lending for higher education to underprivileged youth.
Supporting the dairy industry in Georgia
OPIC provided a loan to the largest dairy and juice production facility in Georgia, increasing the standard quality of milk and other dairy products & making them safer for consumers.
Supporting home ownership for low-income Hondurans
An OPIC loan is support construction and financing of up to 10,000 houses for low income residents in Central America, beginning in Honduras.
Bringing clean drinking water to rural India
OPIC provided a $3.5 million loan to support construction of 500 water treatment facilities in villages throughout Punjab, India.
Sustainable solutions for the poor in Latin America & the Caribbean
An OPIC loan to will support lending to local social enterprises, including microfinance institutions and agricultural cooperatives, to create more opportunity for people living in poverty.
Political risk insurance at work in Bamako
OPIC paid a claim, enabling the American International School of Bamako to remain open during a period of political turmoil.
Delivering quality, affordable healthcare in Pakistan
OPIC provided a loan to the Aga Khan Hospital & Medical College Foundation to renovate and expand the facility. In addition to improving the availability & quality of healthcare, the project will create hundreds of jobs.
Modernizing Rwanda’s coffee industry and supporting its small farmers
OPIC provided political risk insurance to support the modernization of a coffee milling and processing plant in Kigali.
Supporting lending to small and women-owned businesses in Turkey
OPIC provided financing to a local Turkish bank to support small business lending, with a portion dedicated to female entrepreneurs.
Supporting small regional health clinics in Africa
An OPIC loan is supporting lending to clinics that are often too large to qualify for microfinance lending, but lack the financial track record to obtain bank loans.
Addressing the needs of Africa's growing consumer class
OPIC provided a loan to improve data, voice, and video services available in Eastern Africa by installing a hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) cable, and developing a direct-to-home TV service.
Providing affordable transportation in Monrovia
OPIC provided a loan to support the establishment of a commuter bus line.
Supporting affordable housing and community development in Mexico
OPIC supported two investment funds that target investments in lower and middle income residential real estate in Mexico.