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Featured photo: Tablet-based teaching offers a scalable education model in Kenya

December 20, 2013

A teacher at one of Bridge International Academies’ schools in rural Kenya delivers a lesson via a tablet computer. OPIC is supporting Bridge’s expansion in Kenya with a $10 million loan. Bridge’s innovative model for educating large numbers of poor children is based on a standardized curriculum that each teacher accesses from an electronic device. NPR recently described the model
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Featured photo: OPIC on Capitol Hill

December 13, 2013

Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO (pictured with Judith Pryor, OPIC Vice President, Office of External Affairs) testified December 11 on Capitol Hill about OPIC’s success supporting development and U.S. foreign policy in developing nations, while also generating income for deficit reduction.

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Featured photo: OPIC delegation in West Africa

December 06, 2013

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield meets with Macky Sall, President of Senegal, while traveling with an OPIC delegation to West Africa. Africa has become a region of increased focus for OPIC in recent years and will play a key role in the U.S. Power Africa initiative to double access to electricity on the continent.

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Featured photo: Solar power in Chile

November 22, 2013

A rendering of SunEdison Inc.’s planned 50.7 megawatt San Andres solar power plant in Chile. This week SunEdison, OPIC and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group closed a $100.4 million project financing arrangement for the plant, which will be located in the Atacama region of Chile. OPIC is providing $62.9 million of the financing. Read more.

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Featured Photo: OPIC financing supports major ethanol plant in Hungary

November 15, 2013

OPIC labor and human rights analyst Tara Guelig visits the Pannonia Ethanol Zrt. project in the rural town of Dunaföldvár, Hungary during a recent trip to monitor the project. OPIC in 2010 approved a $60 million loan to support construction of the plant, which has created 100 local jobs and introduced state-of-the-art ethanol production in Hungary, while doubling the country’s
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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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