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Partner spotlight: How MicroVest combines a commercial and social approach to microfinance investing

MicroVest invests in microfinance institutions in over 30 countries, including Sonata Finance, which supports entrepreneurs in India.   Earlier this week OPIC announced that it has surpassed $1 billion in financing to... Read more...

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Advancing development by investing in microfinance: OPIC’s Richard Greenberg explains

OPIC, which has actively supported microfinance investment for more than a decade, recently announced that it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in financing to support microfinance projects around the world. Here, Richard Greenberg, OPIC... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting small business in India with microloans

(Photo Credit: Charles Stadtlander)   Entrepreneur Neelam Devi, pictured with her husband, holds a sheet of silkscreened tags created in her small screen-printing business in Patna, India. Once only contracted with clients in... Read more...

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How OPIC has helped thousands of families purchase basic homes

OPIC’s commitment to impact investing spans many sectors, including affordable housing. Projects OPIC supports have constructed tens of thousands of affordable homes for individuals and families in the developing world, from Latin America to Sub... Read more...

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Featured photo: Improving low-income housing in Cambodia

A family in Cambodia applies for a home loan improvement loan facilitated by Habitat for Humanity’s Microbuild fund, an OPIC partner. Microbuild has used OPIC financing to improve its lending capacity to microfinance institutions, which in turn... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting entrepreneurs in India

A woman named Manjula, who owns a small dressmaking business in Bangalore, sends fabric to her shop. Manjula is one of the many entrepreneurs and small businesses that OPIC has supported through financing to the Indian microfinance institution... Read more...

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Microfinance in the digital age

By Anthony Randazzo OPIC Director, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance     According to the World Bank, two billion people in the world today lack access to financial services. Disruptive technology is helping to change that.... 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: Microfinance borrowers in India

(Photo by Anthony Randazzo)   On the occasion of Global Entrepreneurship Week, this photo shows some female microfinance borrowers in India, illustrating both the relatively small size of many microfinance loans and how these... Read more...

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Manjula’s story: A look at one of the many entrepreneurs supported by OPIC investment

In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week we’re featuring this video of Manjula, an Indian factory worker turned entrepreneur who transformed her life with a small loan provided through an OPIC partnership with Citi. Dissatisfied... Read more...

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