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OPIC by the numbers: 2017

OPIC committed to multiple projects in 2017 to increase support for women in the developing world and unlock the multi-trillion dollar investment opportunity they represent.   As 2017 comes to a close, we take a look back at some... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Major infrastructure project is increasing tourism and boosting commerce

  In Quito, Ecuador, a traveler shops for Ecuadorian chocolate at the locally-owned República del Cacao shop at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport. República del Cacao began as a tiny kiosk selling fine locally-produced chocolate... Read more...

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Did you know: OPIC supports women-owned small businesses in Mongolia?

  In Mongolia, Uranchimeg Erdenebat used financing from XacBank LLC for research and development to expand her cosmetics line and reach more customers. Erdenebat produces cosmetics from locally sourced organic ingredients and exports her... Read more...

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At Global Entrepreneurship Summit, OPIC highlights need for investment in women

  Last week, OPIC joined leaders at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India. The theme for this year’s event, “Women First, Prosperity for All”, focused on increasing economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs.... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting more bountiful harvests worldwide

  This Thanksgiving, we showcase one of the many projects OPIC supports to help increase food production and improve the livelihoods of small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agriculture is central to Senegal’s economy and is the... Read more...

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Did you know: Female entrepreneurs support millions of jobs in India

  In India, OPIC is helping women entrepreneurs like this grocery wholesaler expand their businesses through a partnership with India’s Yes Bank. Earlier this year, OPIC committed financing to Yes Bank to support lending to women-owned... Read more...

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Featured photo: Investing in water and sanitation to transform lives

  In India, a woman collects clean water thanks to the work of WaterEquity, a new OPIC partner that supports microfinance institutions working to expand access to water. With more than 600 million people around the world lacking safe... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Women working to advance food security in Tanzania

  In honor of Feed the Future week, we are showcasing some of the ways OPIC supports increased food production around the world. In Tanzania, these three women show off one of the tractors they operate at the Kilombero Plantations... Read more...

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OPIC-supported project receives award for Innovation in Social Good

A Cambodian family applies for a home improvement loan facilitated by Habitat for Humanity’s MicroBuild, an OPIC partner.   Classy, an online and mobile fundraising platform for social enterprises, has awarded OPIC- supported... Read more...

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Continuing support for both women-owned and SME businesses

  Female entrepreneurs, along with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), are a leading driver of economic growth in India. On July 13, OPIC reaffirmed its commitment to these sectors of the economy by agreeing to increase lending... Read more...

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