Skip to main content
The OPIC Blog

Archive for the 'Microfinance' Tag

OPIC and Habitat for Humanity partner for event on microfinance

OPIC and Habitat for Humanity partnered together for a public outreach event this week highlighting challenges and opportunities in development related to Habitat for Humanity’s annual Shelter Report. The report, Step by Step:... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Measuring and monitoring impact: Five ways development impacts lives (Part Three in a series)

This post is the third in a series on OPIC’s work measuring and monitoring the developmental impact of the projects it supports. To view the previous posts click here and here. Each project OPIC supports delivers multiple... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

OPIC recognizes International Youth Day 2013

Today is International Youth Day, a day created by the United Nations in 1999 to mark the important contribution youth make to the world. This year, International Youth Day focuses on youth migration and the rewards and risks associated with it... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Client spotlight: Global Partnerships invests more than just money in poor communities in Latin America

                      What do the world’s poor people need? Money is one simple answer, but money alone is often not enough to support long-term solutions to... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Tailoring finance tools for impact investors

This is the second blog post in an occasional series By Mitchell L. Strauss, Special Advisor, Socially Responsible Finance In my earlier blog post I explored OPIC’s contributions to the evolvingimpact investing sector,... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

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...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

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...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

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...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

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...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Inc. magazine highlights entrepreneurial opportunities in frontier markets

Countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and Haiti “have a long way to go before earning the optimistic label ‘emerging markets,’” note the authors of a recent Inc. magazine series,Entrepreneurship on the Frontier. Nonetheless, they say that... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Pages