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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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Featured photo: Microfinance borrowers in India

(Photo by Anthony Randazzo)   On the occasion of Global Entrepreneurship Week, this photo shows some female microfinance borrowers in India, illustrating both the relatively small size of many microfinance loans and how these... Read more...

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Manjula’s story: A look at one of the many entrepreneurs supported by OPIC investment

In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week we’re featuring this video of Manjula, an Indian factory worker turned entrepreneur who transformed her life with a small loan provided through an OPIC partnership with Citi. Dissatisfied... Read more...

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Featured photo: Kenyan woman giving back uses microfinance loan to open a school

In honor of Women’s Small Business Month, we’re featuring female entrepreneurs around the world who have benefited from OPIC financing. This picture shows schoolchildren in Rongai, Kenya heading to class Pine Breeze Academy, which was started by... Read more...

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Featured photo: Malian woman supports family with restaurant business

In honor of Women’s Small Business Month, we’re featuring women in developing countries who have been able to start or grow a small business with the support of OPIC financing. The photo shows a mother of six in Mali preparing food to sell... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting businesswomen in Costa Rica through microfinance

A local businesswoman in Costa Rica displays her merchandise at her tailoring business, which she was able to expand thanks to a loan from Coopenae. OPIC supported a Microfinance Growth Fund that provided Coopenae, the largest regulated... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting harvests with microfinance

  A woman harvests her crop with support from a microfinance loan from Massachusetts-based Root Capital. OPIC provided Root Capital with $20 million in OPIC financing for their work with supporting agribusinesses throughout Africa, Asia... Read more...

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Featured Photo: On Mother’s Day, OPIC’s support to African medical care helps new mothers

In honor of Mother’s Day on May 10, this photo shows the Mission Mbagala Dispensary, a small clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, tending to a new mother and her infant. Supported by an OPIC loan, the clinic is one of several that have been able... Read more...

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