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Partnering with local finance institutions to support women and MSMEs

  Last week, OPIC bolstered its ongoing commitment to female entrepreneurs and micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) with two agreements to support lending to these groups. OPIC on Thursday signed an agreement with... Read more...

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Helping women in Myanmar help their communities: OPIC featured in Forbes

Photo Credit: John Rae for Accion   In Myanmar, where only a small share of adults have access to formal financial services, OPIC recently committed to support microfinance lending to the country’s female microentrepreneurs in a... Read more...

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Improving the lives of women and their communities with clean drinking water

Photo credit: Living Water International   In many parts of the world, drinking water is so scarce that women must spend hours each day walking to collect it, transport it back to their communities, and boil it so that it’s safe... Read more...

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Did you know: Women drive the world’s food production

Photo Credit: Hailey Tucker/One Acre Fund   Did you know women make up the majority of the agricultural labor force in many developing countries, and are often unable to manage or own the land on which they work? The majority of... Read more...

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Investing in the world’s women by investing in development

Women work and shop at a market in Myanmar. ​​​​​​​ Photo Credit: John Rae for Accion   Earlier this month, OPIC committed $5 million in financing to support microfinance lending in Myanmar, with a focus on the low-income female... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Mother and smallholder farmer provides for her family

Photo credit: Stephanie Hanson, One Acre Fund   In honor of Mother’s Day, we feature Robai Nyongesa, a mother of three and a smallholder farmer in Western Kenya who has been able to produce more food to the support her family with... Read more...

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Women supporting women: Insights from a woman-owned business investing in African agriculture

As we get ready to kick off our Expanding Horizons workshop series for American small businesses next month, we’ve been featuring several of our successful small business partners. Here, we look at Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Aventura Investment... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC’s American business partners: How a Michigan business is helping African farmers improve yields

Fourth in a series highlighting our American business partners See the second and third posts to read about other OPIC partners   On International Women’s Day, we feature Dawn Hines, who co-founded Aventura Investment Partners... Read more...

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How access to finance supports economic stability in Iraq

​​​​​​​OPIC has in recent years increasingly focused its investments in regions affected by conflict. By supporting economic development in these regions, OPIC supports national security and foreign policy priorities, and today about one-third of... Read more...

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OPIC partner profile: Emerging Capital Partners on tapping the African opportunity

One of the key ways OPIC invests in global development is through emerging market private equity funds, such as Washington, DC-based Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), which invests in businesses in Africa that show strong growth potential. ECP... Read more...

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