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Featured photo: Supporting microfinance lending to women in Africa

                              A BRAC microfinance recipient who has used loan money to support her restaurant business is... Read more...

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A plan to empower more than 1 million women: OPIC featured in The Huffington Post

Many women in the developing world are sidelined from economic progress because of limited access to financial services like savings accounts, loans and insurance. The Huffington Post features a piece by OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth... Read more...

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Why global development is a women’s issue

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation The developing world faces a multitude of challenges from poverty to food insecurity to insufficient electricity, all which limit the lives of millions of men and women. But... Read more...

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Reaching the neediest: One OPIC client explains its strategy for investing in the world’s poorest and most remote communities

As a leader in Impact Investing, OPIC helps channel capital to address some of the world’s major social and environmental challenges such as access to education, healthcare and financial services. But to get that capital to the people... Read more...

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Featured photo: Bringing healthcare to rural Hondurans

Doña Chila became a volunteer community pharmacist serving the 2,500 residents of El Tigre Island in Honduras through a training program provided by a local partner of social investment fund Global Partnerships. Each day she counsels at least 15... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting microfinance lending in sub-Saharan Africa

  The credit portfolio manager of WAGES, a microfinance institution in Sub-Saharan Africa, speaks to a group of farmers in Togo who have used micro-loans to install micro-irrigation systems to improve crop productivity. OPIC, along... Read more...

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Africa at a glance

Ahead of the historic summit of African leaders that will take place in Washington from August 4-6, take a look at some key facts about Africa that illustrate the challenges and opportunities the continent faces today, and the ways OPIC is... Read more...

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Featured photo: Global Partnerships, winner of OPIC Impact Award for Access to Finance

A farmer in Nicaragua tends to young coffee plants, which will replace and build on his aging crop. This agricultural expansion was made possible through credit offered by a subsidiary lender of Global Partnerships, an impact investor that was... Read more...

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A country in a hurry: On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, this small African country looks forward

By Elizabeth Littlefield President and Chief Executive Officer,  U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation I first visited Rwanda in the early 1990s when I was just beginning my career in development, and spent several months in... Read more...

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OPIC and Deutsche Bank announce fund supporting microfinance and Smart Campaign principles

OPIC, along with Deutsche Bank,  announced its commitment to the $100 million Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium II (“Consortium II”), a fund supporting the growth of microfinance institutions that pursue a high level of client... Read more...

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