OPIC Updates | Newsletter of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Supporting growth of women-owned businesses

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are key to innovation and an engine of economic growth and job creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Despite the crucial role SMEs play in the region's economies, they often have great difficulty accessing the financing needed for start-up and growth. Learn more 

OPIC President visits Rwanda and Malawi 

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield met with Malawian President Joyce Banda and Rwandan President Paul Kagame last month to learn more about opportunities to support private sector investment. OPIC supports multiple projects in the countries and is seeking additional ways to help address their need for additional electricity, infrastructure and access to finance. Learn more

The Siraj Fund Management Company recently received EMEA Finance Magazine's award for the Siraj Palestine Fund I, a $90 million fund based in Ramallah, which is supported in part by a $30 million commitment from OPICLearn more 

It is easy to look at this image and conclude that the challenge of such widespread energy poverty in Africa that has left hundreds of millions of people in the dark is almost too daunting to address. But when OPIC Vice President Judith Pryor travels to Africa, he sees Africa's potential and exciting future. Learn more

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition highlighted OPIC client Husk Power during a talk last month about the value of positive economic engagement in advancing foreign relations. Husk's founders used an OPIC loan to introduce a series of mini-power plants in remote regions of India. Learn more
OPIC will continue its popular Expanding Horizons series for small businesses in 2014. These workshops and seminars help educate small businesses about the tools available from OPIC and other U.S. Government agencies that can support their efforts. Learn more

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