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Featured Photo: Creating local jobs and advancing sustainable development in the Brazilian rainforest

In the Brazilian rainforest, a farmer climbs a tree to harvest açaí berries to be processed at a nearby facility. Sambazon, Inc. used OPIC financing to build an environmentally sustainable, organic açaí berry-processing facility, making it... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Making cargo transport in the developing world more affordable

Cargo is loaded on a plane for transport in India, where QuantumID Technologies Inc. used a $3 million OPIC loan to introduce a cloud-based technology that is making cargo transport more affordable and more efficient. In the five years since... Read more...

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Video highlights from the 2016 OPIC Impact Awards

On July 7, OPIC hosted the 2016 Impact Awards, recognizing seven partners that have shown excellence in development. The awards recognized work in a range of sectors and regions from agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, to renewable energy in the... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winner: Westrock Coffee

Insufficient access to credit and an inability to connect with international markets are two barriers that commonly trap farmers in poverty in the developing world. Today, millions of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa live at or near the... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winners: Sambazon

During the 2016 OPIC Impact Awards for excellence in development, OPIC presented the President’s Award to Sambazon, Inc., for a project that has excelled in multiple areas from innovative thinking to support for American small business to... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: American Wool & Cashmere

OPIC seeks to support projects that will serve as foundations for sustained economic growth and one of the key ways this is accomplished is by creating opportunity for people in emerging markets. American Wool & Cashmere, which earlier this... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: MicroBuild

Millions of people across the globe lack access to a range of financial services, from bank accounts to small business loans to home mortgages, and this shortage presents a significant development challenge that can limit the well-being of... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winner: QuantumID Technologies

  OPIC understands that American small businesses can play a critical role in the global economy, and the Agency actively reaches out to small businesses around the country. As a result, well over half the new development projects to... Read more...

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Storify: The 2016 OPIC Impact Awards

The 2016 #OPICImpact Awards    For the third straight year OPIC formally recognized seven partners for their work in development at the 2016 OPIC Impact Awards on July 7. Here’s a look at the digital conversation that took place... Read more...

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Focus on Impact Award Winner: BMR Energy, LLC

OPIC’s work to help address the world’s most critical development challenges takes many shapes. But one of the key ways is through investing in clean and reliable energy. Earlier this month OPIC recognized BMR Energy, LLC with an Impact Award... Read more...

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