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OPIC Board approves renewable energy, hospital projects at latest board meeting

OPIC’s Board of Directors met June 13 and approved the following projects: Financing to support the construction of two solar power plants in Chile’s Atacama Desert, by Amanecer SpA and San Andres SpA of Chile, together with the U.S... Read more...

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Sailing the Seven “Cs:” Unlocking bank financing for SMEs in the Middle East

By Arun Hsu, Chief of Party, Jordan Loan Guarantee Facility In this guest post, an OPIC partner outlines a system for determining creditworthiness of potential borrowers that lack collateral and a track record of working with banks. Small and... Read more...

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Featured photo: Finca International supports women entrepreneurs in Mexico with microfinance loans

Photo Credit: Anthony Randazzo   Microfinance group members in Tlayacapan, Mexico meet to collect installments on a loan from Finca International, a U.S. microfinance institution with a global footprint in 21 countries.  This... Read more...

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Expanding Horizons Workshop comes on the heels of National Small Business Week

This week is National Small Business Week, an event organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to recognize American entrepreneurs and small business owners. OPIC understands that American small businesses are the heart... Read more...

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How OPIC extends its impact through partnerships

2013 annual report highlights OPIC partnerships   OPIC has a long tradition of partnering with private sector businesses to catalyze investment in challenging markets around the world. But the agency’s work extends beyond... Read more...

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Helping SME’s invest in emerging markets: A conversation with James Polan, OPIC’s Vice President of Small and Medium Enterprise Finance

                        OPIC’s Small and Medium-Enterprise (SME) Financing is available for businesses with annual revenues of less than $400 million... Read more...

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Featured photo: Bringing solar power to rural households in Nicaragua

Photo credit: Global Partnerships   Candido Rodriguez, a farmer who lives and works in a rural region of Nicaragua, was able to purchase a solar panel with the help of a local microfinance institution, Fondo de Desarrollo... Read more...

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The road to development begins with a road: OPIC receives multiple endorsements at Senate hearing

At a recent Senate hearing on International Development, OPIC was repeatedly cited for playing a leading role supporting development in ways that also support the American economy and national security. “No priority facing our nation is more... Read more...

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Why the world’s poor are a good credit risk

OPIC financing is supporting construction of the Los Castanos de Choloma affordable housing project in Honduras.   By John Aldonas Deputy Vice President, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance Does it make business sense to... Read more...

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Africa Day: Reflecting on progress and investing for the future

The waiting room of a health clinic in Tanzania that has used a loan from the Medical Credit Fund to upgrade its facility.   May 25 is Africa Day, which recognizes the founding of the African Union in 1963. This year,... Read more...

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