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Featured photo: Medical Credit Fund, winner of OPIC Impact Award for Access to Finance

  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... Read more...

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Trade, aid and development: How OPIC supports many U.S. priorities

Ellicott Dredges LLC of Baltimore manufactures dredging equipment in the U.S. and sells it overseas with the support of OPIC political risk insurance.   By Judith Pryor Vice President, OPIC Office of External Affairs In 2010,... Read more...

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Read OPIC’s 2013 annual report

  OPIC’s 2013 annual report, which features several key accomplishments of the Agency in a record-setting year, is available here on the OPIC website. Some of the key features of this year’s report include: A section on... Read more...

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Featured photo: International Rescue Committee, winner of OPIC’s Impact Award for Development Impact

  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... Read more...

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Featured photo: Helios Investment Partners, winner of OPIC Impact Award for Private Equity

  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... Read more...

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Schwab Foundation names Bridge International Academies one of 2014’s top social entrepreneurs

    Bridge International Academies, a low-cost network of schools in Kenya that is expanding with the support of OPIC financing, has been named one of the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2014 by the Schwab Foundation... Read more...

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To the warm heart of Africa: OPIC investment mission to Malawi and Rwanda

By Benjamin Hunt – Special Assistant to the OPIC President About 7,000 miles east of Washington, D.C., sit the Republic of Malawi and the Republic of Rwanda, two countries part of an African sub-region known as the “Heart of Africa.” Despite... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC President welcomes Tony Blair

  Last week, OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield welcomed Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, to OPIC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. He is currently the Quartet Representative, charged with... Read more...

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