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

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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 microfinance investments have a strong, positive developmental impact in host countries, while also performing well in OPIC’s portfolio. OPIC’s highly diversified microfinance portfolio spans than 180 institutions and 50 developing nations.   Microfinance brings opportunity to low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world and reduces economic vulnerability, Littlefield explains.


Read the full post:  Microfinance, charting new territory

See also: Partner spotlight: How Microvest combines a social and commercial approach to microfinance investing

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


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