How one American small business helped make the rainforest "too valuable to cut down"

Sambazon of San Clemente, California used an OPIC loan to build an a�a� berry processing facility that provides income to 10,000 family farmers in Brazil. The success of that project is also helping the company grow its U.S. operation. Learn more in our latest video


Reaching the neediest 

Rick Beckett, CEO of OPIC client Global Partnerships, writes on The OPIC Blog about some of the practical challenges of reaching the poorest and most remote communities, and some of the solutions that work. Learn more

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield explains why foreign direct investment is one of the critical tools available to efficiently and effectively channel capital in developing countries.  Learn more

The story behind a�a�

After a surfing trip in Brazil, two friends were inspired to create Sambazon, an a�a� harvesting company. Read how this OPIC client has had an impact both in Brazil and the U.S. in our Q&A with company CEO Ryan Black.Learn more

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OPIC client Root Capital reaches milestone 

OPIC client Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund that strengthens rural livelihoods in Africa and Latin America, has hit a major milestone - reaching $100 million in active loans for the first time in its 15-year history. Learn more


Breaking ground in Jamaica
A Jamaican and U.S. government delegation kicked-off  construction of an OPIC-supported 36.3 megawatt wind farm  in Jamaica's Santa Cruz Mountains.The wind farm will be the largest renewable energy project developed by the private sector in Jamaica. Learn more
OPIC announces small business workshops for 2015
OPIC announced its 2015 schedule for  Expanding Horizons, the Agency's trademark series of workshops  designed to help U.S. small businesses grow and expand to developing countries. Upcoming cities include Detroit and Long Beach, CA. Learn more