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Featured Photo: OPIC partner celebrates five years of empowering families

  In Cambodia, Habitat for Humanity’s MicroBuild meets with a family to discuss a microfinance loan for their home. This year MicroBuild is celebrating five years of support for lending to low-income families, who could not access... Read more...

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OPIC-supported project receives award for Innovation in Social Good

A Cambodian family applies for a home improvement loan facilitated by Habitat for Humanity’s MicroBuild, an OPIC partner.   Classy, an online and mobile fundraising platform for social enterprises, has awarded OPIC- supported... Read more...

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By the numbers: OPIC’s far-reaching impact

OPIC-supported projects improve access to power, clean water, food, education, housing, financial services and more, in over 100 countries from Asia to the Middle East, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. This snapshot shows the impact we have... Read more...

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How humanitarian and faith-based groups play a key role in development

In Cote d’Ivoire, women draw water from a well built by International Rescue Committee, a nonprofit that works to respond to humanitarian crises around the world with a broad spectrum of services related to healthcare, improved living... Read more...

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The challenge of building affordable housing in developing countries … and how DFIs can help

By Debra Erb Managing Director, OPIC Housing Programs (This blog is adapted from a speech Debra Erb delivered in November 2014 at the general meeting of the African Union for Housing Finance.) One of the fundamental steps to advancing... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Inter-Mac International Inc., winner of OPIC’s Impact Award for Access to Finance

Some of the 5,000 residents of the Los Castanos de Choloma housing community in Honduras, which Inter-Mac International Inc. built with the support of OPIC financing. On March 11, OPIC awarded Inter-Mac an OPIC Impact award in the Access to... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: Inter-Mac International

  When OPIC leadership set out to identify outstanding clients for its inaugural Impact Awards held earlier this month, one award category, Access to Finance, generated a three way tie. This abundance of excellent work underscores... Read more...

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OPIC and Habitat for Humanity partner for event on microfinance

OPIC and Habitat for Humanity partnered together for a public outreach event this week highlighting challenges and opportunities in development related to Habitat for Humanity’s annual Shelter Report. The report, Step by Step:... Read more...

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Featured photo: Honduras housing project provides school on premises

Inter-Mac International Inc., which used OPIC financing to build a community of affordable homes on Choloma, Honduras, also built a number of community services on site, including an elementary school. See more pictures from this housing project... Read more...

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Featured photo: Affordable, sustainable homes in Liberia

Housing construction at the site of Broad Cove Ecohomes, Liberia outside of Monrovia. Broad Cove is using an OPIC loan to build moderately-priced houses in a region where affordable housing is virtually nonexistent. Broad Cove is using... Read more...

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