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Small loan, big impact

  In 2012, OPIC committed a $3.5 million loan to Healthpoint Services Global India Ltd., an affiliate of the U.S. company Healthpoint Global Services Inc., to support the construction of small water treatment facilities to some 400... Read more...

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OPIC Director of Private Equity Chinesom Ejiasa discusses the massive opportunity in Africa

  In this interview on the International Centre for Business Information’s SuperReturn TV, Overseas Private Investment Corporation Director of Private Equity Chinesom Ejiasa explains how OPIC provides support for investment... Read more...

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Featured photo: Transportation expansion in Tanzania

  OPIC Chief of Staff John Morton meets with workers from the Alistair James Company Limited – a regional logistics business based outside of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. With OPIC support, the company owners – originally from... Read more...

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Featured photo: Updating property records in the State of Mexico

  OPIC financing is supporting a project by the Public Registry for the State of Mexico, to update all its property records currently stored in 19 buildings across the country, in order to provide greater accuracy and access. The photo... Read more...

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Featured photo: Constructing new homes in Haiti

  A new home is being built in Haiti, which suffered extensive damage in the 2010 earthquake. Haiti 360 has used a $6 million loan from OPIC to build two concrete manufacturing plants, which are supporting new home construction and other... Read more...

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Featured photo: Improving financial inclusion through microfinance

Photo Credit: Joseph Kirai   OPIC President & CEO Elizabeth Littlefield, Equity Bank founder James Mwangi (far left) and other bank representatives visit a branch in Nairobi, Kenya, to learn more about improving financial... Read more...

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Expanding access to banking and credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

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OPIC earns a top rating for innovation in the federal government

In an effort to improve efficiency and reduce application review times, OPIC has put more of its application forms online. Innovation has long been a core value at OPIC: It is reflected in the groundbreaking financial and insurance... Read more...

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Featured photo: Recycled paper manufacturing plant in Lagos, Nigeria

A Bel Papyrus Ltd. paper manufacturing plant in Lagos, Nigeria, one of the few plants in the country where paper is recycled. OPIC is providing financing in a deal to expand a new production line that will double the plant’s capacity and... Read more...

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Project Snapshot: Bringing drinking water to the desert

Country Algeria  Sector Infrastructure Challenge: Severe water shortages in the city of Algiers Solution: $200 million in OPIC financing for the construction of a reverse-osmosis water desalination facility to deliver... Read more...

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