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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: 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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Featured Photo: OPIC hosts hundreds of small businesses at its Expanding Horizons workshop in Houston

Nearly 250 small-businesses and entrepreneurs, representing eighteen states and seven countries – from Mexico to Nigeria and Burma — attended the Expanding Horizons workshop in Houston to learn about the ways OPIC and other government... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Expanding access to finance to women in rural India

  Photo Credit Iftin Fatah Female entrepreneurs who have obtained financing from OPIC-supported Satin Creditcare Network Limited gather for a group meeting in Galand Village in Utter Pradesh State.  At a time when access to... Read more...

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Featured photo: A mother prepares the family meal on a clean cookstove

This mother in Kumasi, Ghana handily operates a large cookstove made by Envirofit International, which is using OPIC financing to introduce cleaner cooking technology throughout the developing world. Indoor air pollution from unsafe cooking... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Helping low income families purchase homes

In Nicaragua, a boy steps out of his home that his family was able to purchase with a microfinance loan from OPIC-supported MicroBuild. Millions of people throughout the developing world lack access to formal financial services like bank... Read more...

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How OPIC supports American small businesses from coast to coast

From Southern California to the rainforest: OPIC financing helped one small business grow and generate income for thousands of Brazilian farmers   When OPIC kicks off its 2016 Expanding Horizons workshop... Read more...

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Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Expanding Horizons

This year marks the tenth anniversary of OPIC’s working with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at our Expanding Horizons workshops. Expanding Horizons gives these small businesses valuable information about the finance and... Read more...

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10 years of small business outreach: A conversation with Dr. Lawrence Spinelli

One of OPIC’s longest running programs is theExpanding Horizons Workshop series to educate American small businesses about the ways OPIC and other U.S. Government Agencies can help them invest in emerging markets. The majority of... Read more...

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