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Featured photo: Using technology to improve farm yields

November 08, 2013

This photo, one of the winners of the recent Feed the Future photo contest, shows a farmer in northern Ghana who was able to improve yields by more than 65 percent by using a dibbler to more efficiently make holes in the ground during planting. OPIC supports Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, and
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Featured photo: Providing affordable transportation in Monrovia

October 25, 2013

A shortage of affordable public transportation in Liberia’s capital city has forced many residents to rely on taxis and overcrowded jitneys. A $1 million OPIC loan to NuStrata Logistics LLC of Mount Laurel, New Jersey is supporting the expansion of the start-up Lizard Bus line, named for the red-headed Agama lizard that is indigenous to West Africa and a symbol
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Featured photo: Honduras housing project provides school on premises

October 18, 2013

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 in our Facebook photo album.

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Featured photo: Modern neonatal care in Pakistan

October 11, 2013

The Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan was recently renovated and expanded with the support of OPIC financing. In addition to the new neonatal and pediatric and intensive care unit pictured, the expanded facility includes an ambulatory care building, a center for innovation in medical education, a child care center, a new private wing that will subsidize healthcare to poorer
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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Bea Perez

October 10, 2013

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company. Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Carolyn Y. Woo, President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services.

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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Carolyn Y. Woo

October 08, 2013

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Carolyn Y. Woo, President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services. Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO, CARE USA.

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Featured Photo: In Togo, OPIC project supports the community

October 04, 2013

Leaders and members of a women’s market in the Kanyikope community near Lomé, Togo. The market was created by ContourGlobal and is one of the ways the power company has supported local communities while developing a power plant. The Lomé Thermal power plant, which has tripled electricity capacity in one of Africa’s poorest countries, was built by ContourGlobal and supported
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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Helene D. Gayle

October 03, 2013

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO, CARE USA. Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington.

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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Theodore E. McCarrick

October 01, 2013

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington. Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Henrietta H. Fore, Chairman and CEO of Holsman International and former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Featured Photo: Building a wind power farm in Peru

September 27, 2013

Workers assemble a wind turbine in northwestern Peru as part of the largest wind farm project in South America outside of Brazil. OPIC is in the process of structuring a $193 million OPIC loan to ContourGlobal Ltd. for the project, which will provide vital energy to a country that has enjoyed strong economic growth during the past decade but lacked
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