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OPIC’s Pryor on DipNote blog: Investing in women benefits everyone

“I am heartened to see that world leaders are increasingly united in working to empower women,” OPIC Vice President Judith Pryor wrote on the State Department’s DipNote blog on International Women’s Day March 8. Pryor... Read more...

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How OPIC-supported projects improve lives by creating jobs

This maize farmer was able to significantly increase her yields with the support of financing and training from the One Acre Fund.   At a time when about half the world’s population lives on the equivalent of $2 a day, creating... Read more...

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The business of food security: A look at OPIC’s work in agribusiness

Earlier this week we highlighted OPIC’s growing portfolio of agribusiness projects that are helping increase food production and supporting small farmers. Here, John Aldonas, Deputy Vice President, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance,... Read more...

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How OPIC supports food security in the developing world

Over the past 10 years, OPIC has grown its agribusiness portfolio ten-fold. This infographic highlights projects OPIC has supported from Haiti to Moldova to Sub-Saharan Africa and illustrates not only OPIC’s commitment to improving food security,... Read more...

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Featured photo: Sweet success in Uganda

In honor of World Food Day, we are highlighting agribusiness entrepreneurs such as Madina Namanda who owns and operates a successful wholesale, commercial pineapple plantation in Uganda and, in doing so, has been able to increase her income.... Read more...

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From introducing advanced technology to providing support for small farmers: How OPIC has helped some Massachusetts enterprises have a positive impact in the world

OPIC financing helped QuantumID introduce its cargo tracking technology in developing countries.   OPIC’s popular Expanding Horizons workshop for small businesses travels later this month to Massachusetts, a state that has... Read more...

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Six days in Georgia: Reviving and modernizing an outdated agricultural sector

Part Two in series on OPIC’s work in Georgia See also – Part One: A tour of the projects OPIC supported to help rebuild this young nation By Judith Pryor Vice President, OPIC Office of External Affairs OPIC’s support has... Read more...

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Six days in Georgia: A tour of the projects OPIC supported to help rebuild this young nation

(Part One in series on OPIC’s work in Georgia) By Judith Pryor Vice President, OPIC Office of External Affairs I’ve visited several OPIC project sites from Kenya to the West Bank, but nothing quite compares with my recent visit to... 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: Investment in Ukraine ready for growth

  On April 28, Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine, visited OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield in Washington D.C., to encourage private investment to boost Ukraine’s economic growth and stability. Mayor... Read more...

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