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OPIC-supported project receives award for Innovation in Social Good

A Cambodian family applies for a home improvement loan facilitated by Habitat for Humanity’s MicroBuild, an OPIC partner.   Classy, an online and mobile fundraising platform for social enterprises, has awarded OPIC- supported... Read more...

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Continuing support for both women-owned and SME businesses

  Female entrepreneurs, along with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), are a leading driver of economic growth in India. On July 13, OPIC reaffirmed its commitment to these sectors of the economy by agreeing to increase lending... Read more...

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Study suggests China on track to become Africa's largest source of FDI

Africa’s fast growing economies offer a great opportunity for investors, such as Little Rock, Arkansas-based Westrock Coffee Holdings, which uses OPIC support to modernize Rwanda’s coffee industry.   China has jumped from being a... Read more...

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Did you know: Reliable power supply is a key challenge to Africa’s growth

With an expected 5 to 8 percent annual growth for demand in electricity, improvements in infrastructure are critical.   Senegal, like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, suffers from severe power shortages as well as erratic,... Read more...

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OPIC in Ohio: Helping local businesses expand into emerging markets

With OPIC support, a group of restaurants franchised under the Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy’s International Inc. brand are being introduced in Georgia.   On August 18, OPIC will be hosting its Expanding Horizons small business seminar... Read more...

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This Wyoming-based, woman-owned business sells its American-made mobile health clinics around the world. Learn how OPIC helps

​​​​​​​At OPIC, we often feature the stories of our American business partners who we support in emerging markets. But the benefits of OPIC’s work extend beyond our immediate clients since the projects we support often result in procurement of... Read more...

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Investing "over there" can pay dividends here at home: OPIC small business workshops featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer

“There are many ways that the U.S. economy benefits when American businesses expand their horizons overseas,” OPIC Outreach Director Lawrence Spinelli wrote last weekend in the Cincinnati Enquirer. “By growing their revenue, they can often hire more... Read more...

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OPIC's small business workshop is headed to Cincinnati

OPIC Outreach Director Larry Spinelli speaking to attendees at Expanding Horizons   OPIC will be traveling to Cincinnati next month to host its third Expanding Horizons small business workshop of the year. On August 18, small... Read more...

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Support for small businesses helps create jobs for women in rural Kenya

By Ajay Rao Director, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance   OPIC's support for small business lending is helping a local rose grower in Kenya manage drought conditions, create jobs and increase livelihoods. Like many... Read more...

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Building and emboldening a financial infrastructure that empowers women and SMEs

OPIC partnered with USAID and Global Communities to reach SMEs and women entrepreneurs in Jordan   OPIC has long seen investing in infrastructure that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as a highly effective... Read more...

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