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The artisan as an engine of economic growth

This Peruvian artisan was able to use financing to expand her business and hire 45 women.   Small artisans play a big role in many emerging economies. The “artisan economy” has an estimated annual value of $32 billion and is one... 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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Featured Photo: Supporting harvests with microfinance

  A woman harvests her crop with support from a microfinance loan from Massachusetts-based Root Capital. OPIC provided Root Capital with $20 million in OPIC financing for their work with supporting agribusinesses throughout Africa, Asia... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award Winners: Global Communities

Ghada El Sheikh is a small scale farmer and mother of five young children in the town of Baalbek in Lebanon who used a loan from Global Communities to purchase fertilizer and irrigation equipment to help her generate more income for her family,... Read more...

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Featured Photo: On Mother’s Day, OPIC’s support to African medical care helps new mothers

In honor of Mother’s Day on May 10, this photo shows the Mission Mbagala Dispensary, a small clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, tending to a new mother and her infant. Supported by an OPIC loan, the clinic is one of several that have been able... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting thousands of women-owned businesses in Turkey

The owner of Real Optic, one of many women-owned businesses that has benefited from an OPIC project to support small business lending in Turkey, displays her merchandise at her store in Istanbul. Real Optic is expanding with financing from a... Read more...

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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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Featured photo: Quinoa crop empowers women in Ecuador

In honor of International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, this photograph represents one of the many women that OPIC seeks to support through its financing. This woman works with the cooperative SumakLife to grow organic quinoa on her farm in... Read more...

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