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Small loans, big impact: A look at OPIC’s PI program

To address big development challenges such as world hunger, you sometimes have to start small. In Sub-Saharan Africa, food insecurity affects millions, but the solution rests largely with the individual smallholder farmers who often can’t afford... Read more...

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Focus on Impact Award Winners: CSI Latina Financial Inc.

                    OPIC is committed to helping American small businesses expand into fast-growing emerging markets. Over the past five years, small and medium... Read more...

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New video illustrates how OPIC supports development

Developing countries are at the forefront of possibility in today’s world, but they also face significant challenges that are too great to be addressed by aid or the public sector alone. This new video illustrates how OPIC works with the private... Read more...

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OPIC opens 2015 Global Engagement Call for proposals

One of the key ways OPIC supports development is by providing finance to emerging market private equity funds, which often have a strong local presence and understanding of the markets in which they invest and can help create jobs and economic... Read more...

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How OPIC supports American small businesses and American jobs

  National Small Business Week recognizes the important contributions of America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. At OPIC, it’s an occasion to remind small businesses that they can benefit from engaging in the global economy.... Read more...

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Jobs, local procurement and support for local enterprises: How OPIC supports small businesses in Michigan

OPIC kicks off its 2015 Expanding Horizons workshop series next week with a May 7 workshop in Detroit, where small businesses can learn about some of the opportunities of expanding into emerging markets and the OPIC finance and... Read more...

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ACEF: Unlocking the Potential for Clean, Renewable African Power

The 8.5 megawatt solar field east of Kigali, Rwanda was developed by Power Africa partner Gigawatt Global, thanks to catalytic early-stage funding from OPIC via the ACEF program. The facility opened in February 2015.   By Charlie... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting thousands of women-owned businesses in Turkey

The owner of Real Optic, one of many women-owned businesses that has benefited from an OPIC project to support small business lending in Turkey, displays her merchandise at her store in Istanbul. Real Optic is expanding with financing from a... Read more...

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OPIC at a glance

From a growing commitment to renewable resources to support for American small businesses, learn more about some of our major accomplishments in this cheat sheet. Read more...

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Obama highlights OPIC’s role supporting development in India

President Barack Obama this week highlighted OPIC’s work supporting lending to small and medium businesses in India, when he spoke at the U.S. India Business Council. Obama, who visited India along with OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield to... Read more...

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