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OPIC’s Impact Awards: A recap in pictures

May 21, 2015

OPIC recognized seven clients for excellence in development at the May 19 Impact Awards, which featured keynote addresses from Ambassador Susan Rice and Myron Brilliant of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a new video showcasing OPIC’s work, as well as clients from Sub-Saharan Africa to Latin America who have partnered with OPIC to improve people’s lives. Here’s a look at
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OPIC awards seven clients Impact Awards for excellence in development

May 19, 2015

OPIC recognized seven clients for excellence in development at its May 19 Impact Awards. Clients were recognized for projects that bring electricity to remote villages in India, financial services to small businesses in the Middle East, affordable education to poor families in Sub-Saharan Africa and much more. “It’s easy to think of international development in far-flung corners of the world
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Featured Photo: On Mother’s Day, OPIC’s support to African medical care helps new mothers

May 08, 2015

In honor of Mother’s Day on May 10, this photo shows the Mission Mbagala Dispensary, a small clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, tending to a new mother and her infant. Supported by an OPIC loan, the clinic is one of several that have been able to use loans from the Medical Credit Fund to support upgrades, expansions and purchase
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OPIC to honor clients whose work is having a positive impact in the developing world

April 30, 2015

  OPIC is proud to recognize some of our outstanding partners with our 2015 OPIC Impact Awards for excellence in development. The awards, which will be presented on May 19, will highlight the important work OPIC clients are doing in emerging economies around the world. OPIC-supported projects in health, education, agriculture, renewable energy, small and medium enterprise financing and other sectors are helping create
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Video: Spotlight on OPIC’s Impact

July 03, 2014

Eight OPIC projects that are making a difference around the world.

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Featured photo: Global Partnerships, winner of OPIC Impact Award for Access to Finance

June 06, 2014

A farmer in Nicaragua tends to young coffee plants, which will replace and build on his aging crop. This agricultural expansion was made possible through credit offered by a subsidiary lender of Global Partnerships, an impact investor that was able to expand its lending in Latin America thanks to OPIC support. Global Partnerships’ Social Investment Fund 5.0 was a recipient
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Featured photo: Medical Credit Fund, winner of OPIC Impact Award for Access to Finance

May 30, 2014

A healthcare professional weighs a newborn at the Mission Mbagala clinic on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The clinic was the recipient of an affordable loan from Medical Credit Fund, an OPIC-supported project and the recipient of the 2014 OPIC Impact Award for Access to Finance. Medical Credit Fund is the first lending institution of its kind in
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Featured photo: International Rescue Committee, winner of OPIC’s Impact Award for Development Impact

May 16, 2014

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 conditions and social services. OPIC provides political risk insurance for IRC’s operations in more than 20 countries, including Cote d’Ivoire, and earlier this
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Featured photo: Helios Investment Partners, winner of OPIC Impact Award for Private Equity

May 09, 2014

Nicholas Aoama Oyiek, who owns a garage employing 20 people in Nairobi, is just one of the small business owners who have benefited from the support of Helios Investment Partners LLC, a private equity firm that is managed by Africans and invests exclusively in businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. His success also helps illustrate the impact of OPIC’s support for emerging
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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: Global Partnerships

April 10, 2014

In the efforts to support the poor in ways that will have a sustained and meaningful difference in their lives, access to finance is a common theme. Millions of people in the developing world have no formal bank account and no way to access a bank loan to start a small business or purchase a home. OPIC has partnered with
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