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OPIC in action: Small business loan improves food security, export opportunities in Moldova

Site Moldova  Sector Agriculture, Food Processing Challenge Lack of a domestic grain terminal meant Moldovan businesses had to export their agricultural products from ports in neighboring Ukraine. Solution A 2007 loan... Read more...

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Project profile: Brazilian plant supports growth of U.S. juice maker

Sambazon Inc. of San Clemente, Calif. was formed in 2000 when a couple of friends traveling in Brazil noticed the local popularity of the antioxidant-rich açai berry and saw an opportunity to introduce it into the U.S. They started by purchasing a... Read more...

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Project profile: Mexican food project in Russia fuels sales of American-made equipment

American entrepreneurs build a Mexican food business in Russia using an OPIC loan to fund its expansion, ultimately driving sales of equipment from a supplier in  southern California. That’s the short story behind ZAO Solntse Mexico, a... Read more...

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TPL Properties: Building on a “mutual economic interest”

“Karachi is a city of 18 million people, but it has almost no commercial real estate,” Ali Jameel, CEO of TPL Properties said at a September 26 signing ceremony for OPIC’s $20 million loan TPL to finance the completion of a 28-story office... Read more...

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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 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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Clean energy in India

OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield traveled on July 19 to New Delhi, where she reaffirmed OPIC’s commitment to supporting renewable energy projects in India. Littlefield, pictured here with Fred Hochberg, the Chairman of  the Export-... Read more...

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“Investment – not just assistance” for the Middle East and North Africa

Just like in the United States, small businesses are the backbone of the economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and a strong private sector is vital for increased employment and economic growth.  And as President Obama stated in... Read more...

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Photos: Kabul Marriott project

On June 6, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the construction site of the Kabul Marriott, a project backed by an OPIC loan.            ... Read more...

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