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Featured Photo: Home improvement loans backed by OPIC keep Cambodian architecture alive

  OPIC Managing Director of Micro and SME Finance Loren Rodwin, left, visits the home of Pen Phalla, center, a Cambodian grocery store owner who is using a $3000 home improvement loan to expand her house and business in the traditional... Read more...

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Political risk insurance at work: Mali school operates amid political turmoil

When in 2011 OPIC provided political risk insurance in connection with the American International School of Bamako in Mali, the West African nation was a stable democracy. The insurance protects against loss of business income, including evacuation... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC leadership meets with Senator Shaheen and Senator Ayotte

  OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and OPIC Board Member and New Hampshire native Jim Demers met with U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to discuss OPIC’s ongoing efforts to encourage U.S. private... Read more...

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World Water Day highlights need for clean water, sanitation in developing world

Friday, March 22 is the United Nations World Water Day, held annually to raise awareness of the importance of fresh water and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.  Each year a specific aspect of water management... Read more...

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By rays or by breeze, OPIC projects account for more than half of response to Peru’s first renewable energy auction

OPIC Board approval today of $193 million in financing for the first large-scale wind project on Peru’s power grid means that when the project’s power generation commitment is added to that of two solar projects that the Board approved... Read more...

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OPIC rocks Cleveland with Expanding Horizons seminar for Ohio small businesses

OPIC kicked off its 2013 Expanding Horizons series in Cleveland yesterday  by educating 100 Ohio small business owners about how OPIC products can help them take advantage of investment opportunities in emerging markets – the very... Read more...

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‘Instant credibility in a foreign market’

By: Tim Harwood Each year, OPIC holds Expanding Horizons events around the country to educate U.S. small businesses about investment opportunities in emerging markets – and the OPIC products available to help make the most of them.... Read more...

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Featured photo: From Ohio to India

The 10 megawatt Bhandardara Power House hydro plant in India’s Maharashtra State, was rehabilitated and reopened in 2001 by DLZ Corp., of Columbus, Ohio with the support of a $5 million loan. The plant, which was originally built by the local... Read more...

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OPIC and TPC, local MFI, support home improvement loans for low-income Cambodians, with a nod to architectural past

By Loren Rodwin, OPIC Managing Director of Micro and SME Finance   Traveling through Phnom Penh, one learns quickly that Cambodia is not only a land of great physical beauty, but keeper of a stunning architectural inheritance,... Read more...

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International Women’s Day: Six ways OPIC supports women around the world

MARCH 08, 2013 By Judith Pryor, Vice President, OPIC Office of External Affairs Since 1987, the United States has recognized March as Women’s History Month, and since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day has been observed all... Read more...

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