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Featured Photo: A fresh approach to sanitation in Kenya

  In a slum near Nairobi, schoolchildren gather outside a series of toilets that have brought modern sanitation to a region where inadequate sewage is a leading cause of disease. These Fresh Life toilets are made by Sanergy Inc., an OPIC... Read more...

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Business climate improves in many developing countries, World Bank says

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries but reforms are making it an easier place to do business, the World Bank says.   El Salvador, Malawi and India are among the countries that showed the strongest improvement in the... Read more...

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OPIC-supported hospital project in Angola wins sustainability award

  An OPIC-supported medical center in Angola’s capitol city has won the Sustainability and Operational Excellence Challenge from the EMPEA Institute for demonstrating “outstanding sustainable impact from an operational, environmental,... Read more...

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Addressing the root cause of hunger in one of the world's poorest countries

  October 16 is World Food Day, which recognizes food as a basic human right and calls for investing in sustainable food systems and tackling the root causes of hunger. In Africa, poor yields often exacerbate food insecurity. OPIC has... Read more...

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An innovative approach to reducing blindness in Cameroon: OPIC featured in AllAfrica

Cataract surgery being performed in Cameroon   October 12 is World Sight Day a day of awareness of blindness and vision impairment around the world. Like so many health challenges, blindness impacts the people of Africa... Read more...

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Did you know: Since 2014, OPIC has quadrupled its portfolio in Ukraine

  The Astarta-Kyiv sugar plant is one of multiple projects OPIC supports in Ukraine, where OPIC has quadrupled its portfolio since 2014. OPIC provided financing to the plant through a Citi framework, enabling the plant to modernize and... Read more...

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Dallas Morning News features new OPIC President and the mission to boost U.S. interests around the globe

Washburne arrives in Kazakhstan, on his first official visit as OPIC President   Ray Washburne, OPIC’s newly confirmed President and CEO, was featured this week in the Dallas Morning News, where he spoke about the ways that... Read more...

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OPIC-supported project receives award for Innovation in Social Good

A Cambodian family applies for a home improvement loan facilitated by Habitat for Humanity’s MicroBuild, an OPIC partner.   Classy, an online and mobile fundraising platform for social enterprises, has awarded OPIC- supported... Read more...

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Continuing support for both women-owned and SME businesses

  Female entrepreneurs, along with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), are a leading driver of economic growth in India. On July 13, OPIC reaffirmed its commitment to these sectors of the economy by agreeing to increase lending... Read more...

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Study suggests China on track to become Africa's largest source of FDI

Africa’s fast growing economies offer a great opportunity for investors, such as Little Rock, Arkansas-based Westrock Coffee Holdings, which uses OPIC support to modernize Rwanda’s coffee industry.   China has jumped from being a... Read more...

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