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Featured Photo: Extending the growing season in Kenya

(Photo Credit: Hailey Tucker/One Acre Fund)   In Western Kenya, these smallholder farmers work with OPIC partner One Acre Fund, to plant their crop earlier in the season to increase their yields. Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa,... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back: Joshi Technologies

Latest in an ongoing series American small business Joshi Technologies used OPIC financing to bring innovative drilling technology to an aging oil field in Colombia. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​   Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Joshi Technologies... Read more...

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American ingenuity in the developing world: OPIC featured in AllAfrica

    This week, as the small West African country of Togo hosts the AGOA Forum to foster improved economic relations between the U.S. and Africa, it will also showcase a major OPIC-supported power project that stands as... Read more...

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How OPIC helped an American business bring electricity to one of Africa’s poorest countries

Next month, the United States and Togo will host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, an annual gathering that this year will focus on the U.S. and Africa partnering for prosperity. The setting of this year’s forum, in one of Africa’... 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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This Wyoming-based, woman-owned business sells its American-made mobile health clinics around the world. Learn how OPIC helps

​​​​​​​At OPIC, we often feature the stories of our American business partners who we support in emerging markets. But the benefits of OPIC’s work extend beyond our immediate clients since the projects we support often result in procurement of... Read more...

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Support for small businesses helps create jobs for women in rural Kenya

By Ajay Rao Director, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance   OPIC's support for small business lending is helping a local rose grower in Kenya manage drought conditions, create jobs and increase livelihoods. Like many... Read more...

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Improving the lives of women and their communities with clean drinking water

Photo credit: Living Water International   In many parts of the world, drinking water is so scarce that women must spend hours each day walking to collect it, transport it back to their communities, and boil it so that it’s safe... Read more...

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Investing in the world’s women by investing in development

Women work and shop at a market in Myanmar. ​​​​​​​ Photo Credit: John Rae for Accion   Earlier this month, OPIC committed $5 million in financing to support microfinance lending in Myanmar, with a focus on the low-income female... Read more...

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OPIC in New York: A look at how OPIC investments support multiple businesses

  OPIC hosts its second Expanding Horizons workshop of the year on June 16 in New York City, where small businesses will gather to learn more about the benefits of expanding into developing markets overseas. OPIC has been hosting these... Read more...

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