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OPIC’s small business workshop is making its way to Oakland

California-based Sambazon used OPIC financing to build a sustainable acai berry processing facility in the Brazilian rainforest.   OPIC is traveling to Oakland, Calif. this week to host its final Expanding Horizons small business... 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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Featured photo: A date producer creates jobs and economic opportunity in the West Bank

In the West Bank city of Jericho, local women work at the Nakheel Palestine processing facility preparing a variety of quality dates for sale in markets around the world. OPIC supports Nakheel through its financing to the Siraj Palestine... Read more...

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OPIC President visits Ukraine to explore investment opportunities

  On his first official visit as OPIC President and CEO, Ray Washburne reiterated the Agency’s commitment to Ukraine, a country where OPIC has quadrupled its investment in recent years. “We’ve got a full pipeline of deals that we’re... Read more...

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Did you know: Since 2014, OPIC has quadrupled its portfolio in Ukraine

  The Astarta-Kyiv sugar plant is one of multiple projects OPIC supports in Ukraine, where OPIC has quadrupled its portfolio since 2014. OPIC provided financing to the plant through a Citi framework, enabling the plant to modernize and... Read more...

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Dallas Morning News features new OPIC President and the mission to boost U.S. interests around the globe

Washburne arrives in Kazakhstan, on his first official visit as OPIC President   Ray Washburne, OPIC’s newly confirmed President and CEO, was featured this week in the Dallas Morning News, where he spoke about the ways that... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Improving livestock health in Zambia

  In Zambia, healthy cattle graze on a local farm that has been able to improve animal health with the support of the Silverlands Fund, an OPIC partner that invests in a variety of agricultural businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. By... Read more...

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OPIC's Global Energy Program marks its tenth year bringing electricity to underserved populations around the world

​​​​​​​This year marks the 10th anniversary of OPIC’s Global Energy Program, established in 2007 to support projects to expand access to electricity, one of the world’s major development challenges. Over the past decade, the program has committed... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Extending the growing season in Kenya

(Photo Credit: Hailey Tucker/One Acre Fund)   In Western Kenya, these smallholder farmers work with OPIC partner One Acre Fund, to plant their crop earlier in the season to increase their yields. Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa,... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back: Joshi Technologies

Latest in an ongoing series American small business Joshi Technologies used OPIC financing to bring innovative drilling technology to an aging oil field in Colombia. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​   Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Joshi Technologies... Read more...

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