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OPIC partners pay back: Global Partnerships

 Latest in an ongoing series Read more about some other OPIC partners that have repaid their loans in full. The Eye Fund Juan Santamaria International Airport Sante GMT International School of Abuja One of the ways OPIC... Read more...

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New case study by Convergence highlights OPIC-supported blended fund targeting SMEs across 20 countries

By Chris Clubb, Managing Director of New Products and Knowledge, Convergence In the world of development finance, we often hear the same question: how can public funders use their capital more catalytically to attract private capital in order to... Read more...

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How OPIC is helping advance financial inclusion in India

By Iftin Fatah, OPIC Portfolio Monitoring Specialist – Development Partnership Framework Division  Three women who access financial services through an OPIC-supported microfinance institution use loans to support their farms and... Read more...

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OPIC’s Littlefield on Medium blog: Microfinance, charting new territory

OPIC, recently announced surpassing $1 billion in microfinance support, and has been taking a closer look at our microfinance portfolio. This week on Medium, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield discusses why OPIC’s... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Peruvian artisan turns craft into a successful business

Peruvian artisan, Inés Callanaupa, received financing through OPIC-partner Global Partnerships to grow her business and is an example of how OPIC reached a milestone of $1 billion in microfinance loans. Callanaupa has used the... Read more...

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Partner spotlight: How MicroVest combines a commercial and social approach to microfinance investing

MicroVest invests in microfinance institutions in over 30 countries, including Sonata Finance, which supports entrepreneurs in India.   Earlier this week OPIC announced that it has surpassed $1 billion in financing to... Read more...

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Advancing development by investing in microfinance: OPIC’s Richard Greenberg explains

OPIC, which has actively supported microfinance investment for more than a decade, recentlyannounced that it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in financing to support microfinance projects around the world. Here, Richard Greenberg, OPIC Managing... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting small business in India with microloans

(Photo Credit: Charles Stadtlander)   Entrepreneur Neelam Devi, pictured with her husband, holds a sheet of silkscreened tags created in her small screen-printing business in Patna, India. Once only contracted with clients in... Read more...

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How OPIC has helped thousands of families purchase basic homes

OPIC’s commitment to impact investing spans many sectors, including affordable housing. Projects OPIC supports have constructed tens of thousands of affordable homes for individuals and families in the developing world, from Latin America to Sub... Read more...

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Microfinance in the digital age

By Anthony Randazzo OPIC Director, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance     According to the World Bank, two billion people in the world today lack access to financial services. Disruptive technology is helping to change that.... Read more...

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