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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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This Wyoming-based, woman-owned business sells its American-made mobile health clinics around the world. Learn how OPIC helps

​​​​​​​At OPIC, we often feature the stories of our American business partners who we support in emerging markets. But the benefits of OPIC’s work extend beyond our immediate clients since the projects we support often result in procurement of... Read more...

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Support for small businesses helps create jobs for women in rural Kenya

By Ajay Rao Director, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance   OPIC's support for small business lending is helping a local rose grower in Kenya manage drought conditions, create jobs and increase livelihoods. Like many... Read more...

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Building and emboldening a financial infrastructure that empowers women and SMEs

OPIC partnered with USAID and Global Communities to reach SMEs and women entrepreneurs in Jordan   OPIC has long seen investing in infrastructure that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as a highly effective... Read more...

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Did you know: Technology promotes global development

  In the West Bank Bahiya Falafayl used a $25,000 loan from an OPIC-supported investment to start a clothing business. She makes regular payments on her loan using her mobile phone, illustrating how financial technology, or “fintech”,... Read more...

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Cultivating financial opportunities for women: A conversation with Iftin Fatah

Fatah with a group of MFI borrowers in India   By forming effective partnerships with banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) that have extensive networks in emerging markets, OPIC is able to help women in need of financial... Read more...

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