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Featured Photo: OPIC-supported wind farm advances energy security in Indo-Pacific

  In Sulawesi, Indonesia, this newly-inaugurated OPIC-supported wind farm is adding 75 MW of power in a country working to meet growing electricity demand. The PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi wind farm, built with the support of $120 million... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Developing the diamond supply chain and promoting diversified economic growth in Botswana

  A woman analyzes diamonds at a diamond cutting and polishing facility in Botswana, one of several OPIC-supported projects OPIC President and CEO Ray W. Washburne visited during a recent trip to Africa to explore investment... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Modernizing Rwanda's coffee industry and supporting small farmers

In Rwanda, OPIC President and CEO Ray W. Washburne and OPIC Vice President and General Counsel William Doffermyre look at coffee beans that are processed at the Westrock Coffee’s Rwanda Trading Company facility. With support of OPIC... Read more...

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OPIC partner YES Bank recognized for its support of small and medium enterprises

YES Bank, an OPIC partner and India’s fourth largest bank, was recently named Best bank in India for small and medium-sized enterprises by the global financial publication Asiamoney. The publication recognized YES Bank for pioneering key... Read more...

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How Rwanda Trading Company helped farmers revitalize the country's coffee sector

  This piece was also published on How We Made It in Africa In Rwanda, more than three-quarters of the country’s labor force works in agriculture and coffee is a key crop that generates a significant share of export earnings. But... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Bringing school supplies and books to Africa

  Students at a Montessori school in Port Harcourt, Nigeria work with blocks, books and other learning materials acquired through an OPIC-supported e-commerce site that connects African schools, businesses and consumers with U.S.... Read more...

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This OPIC-supported startup is connecting U.S. retailers to Africa's growing middle class

  By Chris Folayan Founder and CEO MallforAfrica.com This piece originally ran in How We Made it in Africa ​​​​​​​ In 2013, I was a successful California-based entrepreneur, who had already built and sold multiple high-tech... Read more...

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Meet the Women of OPIC: Jodie Reeves DeLeon

March is National Women's History Month, a time to recognize the contributions that women have made to our nation. Everyday throughout the month of March, we will feature one of OPIC's 126 women employees in our Meet the Women of OPIC ... Read more...

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Meet the Women of OPIC: Kate Dunbar

March is National Women's History Month, a time to recognize the contributions that women have made to our nation. Everyday throughout the month of March, we will feature one of OPIC's 126 women employees in our Meet the Women of OPIC ... Read more...

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Meet the Women of OPIC: Sara Shoff

March is National Women's History Month, a time to recognize the contributions that women have made to our nation. Everyday throughout the month of March, we will feature one of OPIC's 126 women employees in our Meet the Women of OPIC ... Read more...

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