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Featured Photo: Creating local jobs and advancing sustainable development in the Brazilian rainforest

In the Brazilian rainforest, a farmer climbs a tree to harvest açaí berries to be processed at a nearby facility. Sambazon, Inc. used OPIC financing to build an environmentally sustainable, organic açaí berry-processing facility, making it... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: American Wool & Cashmere

OPIC seeks to support projects that will serve as foundations for sustained economic growth and one of the key ways this is accomplished is by creating opportunity for people in emerging markets. American Wool & Cashmere, which earlier this... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Providing clean drinking water to hundreds of thousands of families in Algiers

In Algeria, where the Sahara meets the Mediterranean, sea water is abundant but drinking water is scarce. The Hamma Water Desalination plant uses reverse osmosis technology to transform sea water, a resource that is abundant but unusable in its... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winner: QuantumID Technologies

  OPIC understands that American small businesses can play a critical role in the global economy, and the Agency actively reaches out to small businesses around the country. As a result, well over half the new development projects to... Read more...

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OPIC Impact Awards celebrates all the ways our partners advance development

Judith Pryor, center left with U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue, center, and OPIC President CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield, center right, with other award winners and presenters By Judith Pryor OPIC Vice President,... Read more...

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OPIC Impact Awards: A recap in photos

OPIC honored seven partners for excellence in development at the 2016 OPIC Impact Awards July 7. Here’s a look at how they are supporting development in a variety of sectors and regions from agriculture to technology, from Sub-Saharan Africa to... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting producers of bird’s eye chili peppers

Picking birdseye chili peppers in Uganda   In Eastern Uganda, bird’s eye chili pepper farmers are producing more chili peppers and connecting to larger markets. OPIC partner and 2015 OPIC Impact Award winner... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back

Workers at the Sante GMT factory inspect dairy products produced from milk sourced from thousands of local Georgian farms.   Last year, OPIC recognized its partner Sante GMT with an Impact Award for development impact. This year... Read more...

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A “blueprint” for supporting small farmers: The Boston Globe features OPIC partner Root Capital

Root Capital has supported small farmers from Latin America to Sub-Saharan Africa.   “In most countries, economic prosperity comes from small businesses, yet in the developing world, many businesses fail to thrive, or fail period,... Read more...

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Featured photo: Helping small farmers in Lebanon gain access to finance

Ghada El Sheikh, a small scale farmer in Lebanon, used a loan from Global Communities to purchase fertilizer and irrigation equipment to help her generate more income for her family. Global Communities’ microfinance lending in Lebanon is... Read more...

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