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Featured photo: Students singing at Nairobi’s Ongata Pine Breeze Academy

October 12, 2012

Lillian Alwi, right, leads students in song at the Ongata Pine Breeze Academy outside Nairobi, Kenya. As school director, Alwi has used two loans from the Kenya Women’s Finance Trust (KWFT) to build Pine Breeze into a bustling source of hope for more than 500 children from a poor community in the Ngong Hills  – “my passion,” she says. OPIC
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Making education a community effort

July 26, 2012

Earlier this year, we featured some photos from our Netketabi project in the West Bank, which is supporting a program to sell laptop computers stocked with books and other educational materials, to families with school-age children. We recently checked in the project sponsors who report that 7,500 computers have been purchased through the program to date. Students are using the computers 
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Featured photo: International community school expansion in Kumasi, Ghana

July 20, 2012

A student at the International Community School (ICS) in Kumasi, Ghana. An OPIC loan has helped fund the expansion of this K-12 school, which offers rigorous curriculum that prepares students for college and careers. Unlike other International Schools in Ghana that serve a largely expatriate population, ICS focuses on educating local Ghanaians, who comprise 91% of the student body and
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Six questions about impact investing

June 05, 2012

By: Mitchell L. Strauss, Special Advisor Socially Responsible Finance Investors are increasingly talking about “Impact Investing,” but the practice is not new to OPIC, which has a 40-year history of transforming private capital into solutions for common social and environmental challenges around the world. This Q&A explains the concept of Impact Investing, and why it offers the potential for such strong
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OPIC in Action: Expanding Education Opportunities for Palestinian Children

April 02, 2012

OPIC’s Robert Drumheller and Maria Goravanchi recently met with primary school children at Ibrahim School in Jenin, West Bank who were reading in both Arabic and English on their netbooks after school.   An OPIC loan is expected to distribute between 100,000 and 280,000 computers to school children there over the next ten years. The Netketabi – Arabic for ‘my
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