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Did you know: Women own more than 30 percent of small businesses in the developing world

This shop owner in Lebanon used a loan from OPIC-partner Global Communities Vitas s.a.l. to purchase supplies for her shop.   In the developing world, women own more than 30 percent of all smaller businesses. Despite this strong... Read more...

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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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Did you know: In developing countries, one restaurant can bring many benefits

  In downtown Tbilisi, Georgia, this Dunkin’ Donuts provides a place for locals to gather and enjoy a sweet treat in a country still rebuilding from a turbulent past. OPIC financing is supporting the introduction of a group of... 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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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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