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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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Collaborating to close deals: A conversation with OPIC’s Nancy Rivera

Rivera on a due diligence trip to Kenya   The dealmaker behind many OPIC-supported Electrify Africa projects is Nancy Rivera, OPIC Managing Director for Structured Finance. Rivera has worked for more than 20 years to finance... 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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OPIC in New York: A look at how OPIC investments support multiple businesses

  OPIC hosts its second Expanding Horizons workshop of the year on June 16 in New York City, where small businesses will gather to learn more about the benefits of expanding into developing markets overseas. OPIC has been hosting these... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Consulting local communities in Sierra Leone during a monitoring trip

  In rural Sierra Leone, local community members meet with an OPIC team monitoring an agriculture project. OPIC is committed to ​​​​​​​​​​​supporting projects that support American businesses in the global economy and also promote... Read more...

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Next Stop for OPIC’s Small Business Workshop- New York City

Small business owners seeking advice at OPIC’s Expanding Horizons workshop   OPIC is headed to New York City next month to host its second Expanding Horizons small business workshop of the year. On June 16, small businesses and... 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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Six things to know if you’re exploring emerging markets: OPIC featured in Entrepreneur

Image credit: John Lund | Getty Images   Looking for your next customer? It may pay to look far from home. Today, the vast majority of the world’s consumers live outside the United States, and a growing share of those people... Read more...

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