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Photos: Low-income housing in South Africa

OPIC’s 2002 loan guaranty to a South African lender has led to the construction of thousands of homes for low-income residents in South Africa, while supporting may small construction businesses and creating jobs. The project is outlined in more... Read more...

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Project Snapshot: Opening a door to homeownership in South Africa

Site South Africa Sector Housing Challenge Large numbers of homeless in South Africa needed housing but even with government subsidies in place, local builders were often unable to obtain bank loans for construction projects.... Read more...

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OPIC co-hosts luncheon for companies interested in investing in MENA

OPIC co-hosted a luncheon with the State Department at the Chamber of Commerce on August 11 for U.S. Companies investing, or interested in investing, in Egypt and Tunisia.  OPIC’s Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou, and Managing Director... Read more...

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Renewable energy: “A seismic economic opportunity”

John Morton, Vice President of Investment Policy at OPIC recently spoke at the Asia Clean Energy Forum, where he described the worldwide transition to cleaner forms of energy as “perhaps the most predictable economic transformation in modern history... Read more...

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Photo: President of Guinea visits OPIC

Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, visited OPIC August 1 and met with OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou. President Condé highlighted some of the policy changes he is working... Read more...

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Project Profile: OPIC loans fund India's first large scale solar power plants

Site India Sector Solar power Challenge Advance India’s goal of generating more power from renewable sources and bring power to rural areas located outside the existing electricity grid. Solution An initial loan of $6.2... Read more...

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