A plan to empower more than 1 million women

In a recent op-ed for the Huffington Post, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield and Citi's Global Director of Inclusive Finance Bob Annibale talk about the successful OPIC and Citi partnership to increase microfinance lending to women in some of the world's poorest places. Learn more

Why global development is a women's issue 

"The more we empower women, the more the world benefits," OPIC Vice President Judith Pryor wrote in a blog post to mark International Women's Day. Learn more

In many parts of Africa, farmers operate with minimal equipment and can only water their crops when it rains. OPIC partnered with PAMIGA to provide small loans so farmers can buy micro-irrigation systems and produce more food. Learn more

OPIC project wins award 

A milestone 2013 OPIC project to support lending to small businesses in Brazil was recognized earlier this month as Trade Finance Americas Deal of the Year by the international magazine, Trade Finance. Learn more

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In honor of Women's Month, OPIC highlighted multiple projects supporting women including it's work with Root Capital which is working with indigenous farmers - including the women farmer pictured - to help them earn fair trade and organic premiums for their crops. Learn more

The challenge of building affordable housing in developing countries

During a recent speech at the general meeting of the African Union for Housing Finance, OPIC Managing Director Debra Erb discussed the fundamental steps to advancing housing development in emerging markets. Learn more

OPIC small business workshop to travel to Detroit 
OPIC's latest  Expanding Horizons workshop, which is  designed to help U.S. small businesses grow and expand to developing countries, will travel to Detroit on May 7. Learn more