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OPIC’s Dia Martin speaks at conference for African entrepreneurs

Photo Credit: Alex Kamweru Dia Martin, Director of OPIC Social Enterprise Finance, spoke at a panel, Building the Glocal Ecosystem: Bridging the Divide, at the Sankalp Africa Summit February 26th in Nairobi. Sankalp is a gathering... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Partnering to expand access to off-grid power

(From left to right) Amitesh Sinha, CFO, Greenlight Planet; Anish Thakkar, CEO, Greenlight Planet; Loren Rodwin, Managing Director of Small & Medium Enterprise Finance, OPIC; and Thomas Vajda, Counsel General, U.S. Consulate in Mumbai at a... Read more...

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Featured photo: Improving low-income housing in Cambodia

A family in Cambodia applies for a home loan improvement loan facilitated by Habitat for Humanity’s Microbuild fund, an OPIC partner. Microbuild has used OPIC financing to improve its lending capacity to microfinance institutions, which in turn... Read more...

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Supporting development by strengthening local airports

The Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito, Ecuador was built with the support of OPIC financing, replacing an older airport with limited capacity.   OPIC’s ability to provide large amounts of financing with long tenors makes it uniquely... Read more...

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Portfolio for Impact: How OPIC assembled a collection of small, high-impact projects

In Mumbai, India, a small business supported by OPIC partner Intellegrow, prepares fresh fish for local distribution.   In multiple African countries from Mali to Togo, small rural farmers have been able to increase food production... Read more...

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Featured photo: From an unstable past to a more prosperous and secure future

A cityscape of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, where OPIC has invested more than $500 million across 50 development projects since the country gained independence in 1991. As the first development institution to invest significantly... Read more...

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New video highlights OPIC’s work in Georgia

OPIC has played a key role in Georgia’s shift from an unstable past to a more prosperous and secure future.  This new video highlights our work as one of the first development institutions to invest in Georgia after it declared independence... Read more...

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Partner Spotlight: Envirofit Chairman and CEO Ron Bills on a scalable solution to indoor air pollution

Earlier this year, OPIC committed a $4 million loan to Envirofit International, a Fort Collins, Colorado business that was formed 13 years ago in a spinoff from Colorado State University’s Engines and Energy Conservation Lab. With a mission... Read more...

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By the numbers: OPIC’s far-reaching impact

OPIC-supported projects improve access to power, clean water, food, education, housing, financial services and more, in over 100 countries from Asia to the Middle East, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. This snapshot shows the impact we have... Read more...

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Featured photo: Introducing clean cookstoves in Ghana

Women in Accra, Ghana prepare food on a clean cookstove made by OPIC partner Envirofit International, a Fort Collins, Colorado company that is introducing low-cost cookstoves in the developing world. OPIC has committed $4 million in financing to... Read more...

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