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Featured photo: Helios Investment Partners, winner of OPIC Impact Award for Private Equity

  Nicholas Aoama Oyiek, who owns a garage employing 20 people in Nairobi, is just one of the small business owners who have benefited from the support of Helios Investment Partners LLC, a private equity firm that is managed by Africans... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: Global Partnerships

In the efforts to support the poor in ways that will have a sustained and meaningful difference in their lives, access to finance is a common theme. Millions of people in the developing world have no formal bank account and no way to access a bank... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award Winners: Medical Credit Fund

In Africa, many of the same health care clinics that serve large numbers of low and middle-income people struggle to borrow money to pay for new equipment or even basic maintenance. This limited access to finance directly impacts the delivery of... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: ContourGlobal

Over the course of four decades addressing major world development challenges, OPIC has focused on different sectors, but infrastructure has been a constant. Power plants, airports and clean water facilities literally lay the foundation for... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: Inter-Mac International

  When OPIC leadership set out to identify outstanding clients for its inaugural Impact Awards held earlier this month, one award category, Access to Finance, generated a three way tie. This abundance of excellent work underscores... Read more...

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OPIC supported San Andres Solar Plant named Project Finance International’s Latin American Solar Deal of the Year

Last year, OPIC provided financing to SunEdison to construct one of the largest solar power facilities in the world, a photovoltaic plant in San Andres, Chile. As a mark of its innovation and scope, the project recently received... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: Helios Investment Partners

In addition to the direct financing OPIC provides to many projects in emerging markets, the Agency also supports development by providing financing to privately-owned and managed equity funds investing in emerging markets. These funds serve... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: International Rescue Committee

While OPIC frequently works with private sector businesses that use OPIC financing or political risk insurance to support their operations in emerging economies, the Agency also supports the work of nonprofit organizations and NGOs. On March 11... Read more...

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Featured photo: Ellicott Dredges, winner of OPIC’s Impact Award for American Small Business

  Dredging equipment made in the U.S. by OPIC client Ellicott Dredges LLC is shipped overseas. Ellicott sells its equipment in countries around the world, including Iraq, where it is used to help improve flood control and restore... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: Ellicott Dredges

Small businesses comprise the majority of all firms in the U.S. economy, and are powerful engines of job creation at home as well as drivers of development, innovative solutions, and economic efficiency in scores of developing nations. Small... Read more...

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