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How OPIC’s support is helping small businesses flourish in the most challenging places.

By Bethel Stevens Officer, Investment Funds   In 2010, OPIC approved a $30 million loan to Siraj Palestine Fund I managed by the Siraj Fund Management Company (SFMC), a first time fund manager investing exclusively in the West Bank. OPIC... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Agri-businesses benefit from power projects

  Tanzanian Rice Fields (Photo Credit: CNFA)   Growing rice has been Angelinia Michael Shirima’s life. It has enabled her to build a new home for her family, pay school fees for her children and a bicycle for... Read more...

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How OPIC is helping advance financial inclusion in India

By Iftin Fatah, OPIC Portfolio Monitoring Specialist – Development Partnership Framework Division  Three women who access financial services through an OPIC-supported microfinance institution use loans to support their farms and... Read more...

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“A league of their own”: Women in development discuss America’s global impact

Photo from left: Liz Schrayer, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (moderator); Dana Hyde, Millennium Challenge Corporation; Gayle Smith, U.S. Agency for International Development; Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC; Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Peace Corps;... 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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Growing Partnerships and Opportunities: Investing in the Asia-Pacific Region

Workers package raw cocoa powder at the Big Tree Farms facility in Bali, Indonesia. OPIC committed a $3.7 million loan to the company, based in Oregon, that works with cocoa and coconut farmers in to produce a variety of products like sweetener that... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Peruvian artisan turns craft into a successful business

Peruvian artisan, Inés Callanaupa, received financing through OPIC-partner Global Partnerships to grow her business and is an example of how OPIC reached a milestone of $1 billion in microfinance loans. Callanaupa has used the... Read more...

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Featured photo: Recognizing the women of OPIC’s senior leadership

  As we celebrate National Women’s History Month, we would like to recognize the remarkable female leaders here at OPIC. This year’s theme is Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Empowering female farmers

A worker in Ghana prepares shea nuts for sale at a farm supported by OPIC partner Root Capital. Root is a Cambridge, Mass. nonprofit social investment fund that provides loans to rural farms in Latin America and Africa who cannot access... Read more...

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OPIC’s Pryor on DipNote blog: Investing in women benefits everyone

“I am heartened to see that world leaders are increasingly united in working to empower women,” OPIC Vice President Judith Pryor wrote on the State Department’s DipNote blog on International Women’s Day March 8. Pryor... Read more...

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