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Helping businesses help the world’s farmers

In Senegal, OPIC financing is helping farmers lease equipment like tractors and cold storage facilities so to help them grow, store and sell more food, like these mangoes pictured.   Many of the world’s farmers are unable to... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Providing clean drinking water to hundreds of thousands of families in Algiers

In Algeria, where the Sahara meets the Mediterranean, sea water is abundant but drinking water is scarce. The Hamma Water Desalination plant uses reverse osmosis technology to transform sea water, a resource that is abundant but unusable in its... Read more...

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OPIC partner Lumos recognized in “transformational business” awards

Lumos home solar systems are portable and easy to install.   Nova Lumos, an OPIC partner that is introducing home solar systems in Nigeria, was recognized with a special commendation in Financial Times/International Financial... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Liberian President visits OPIC

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on June 1st visited OPIC, where she spoke about the country’s recovery from the Ebola crisis and its longstanding development goals and progress. Sirleaf, pictured here with OPIC President and CEO... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Expanding access to healthcare in Nigeria

Doctors at a Cedarcrest Orthopedic Clinic in Abuja show some of the advanced equipment at the facility, which has been expanded with the support of OPIC financing. At a time when limited healthcare has led many Nigerians to seek medical care in... Read more...

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SLIDESHOW: OPIC visits Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire

Last month, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield led a delegation of American business leaders and CEOs on an investor tour of West Africa which included meetings with local governments, visits to OPIC-supported projects, and the opening... Read more...

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PODCAST: Elizabeth Littlefield remarks on meeting with Senegal Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne

Last week, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield traveled to West Africa with a group of investors to discuss opportunities for the region and announce a new regional OPIC office located in Abidjan. While visiting Senegal, Ms.... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Elizabeth Littlefield meets with Ivorian President Ouattara

  OPIC’s president and CEO, Elizabeth Littlefield met with the Côte d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara, on March 22nd to discuss growth and investment opportunities. Littlefield was in the country for theopening of OPIC’s regional... Read more...

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Advancing development by investing in microfinance: OPIC’s Richard Greenberg explains

OPIC, which has actively supported microfinance investment for more than a decade, recentlyannounced that it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in financing to support microfinance projects around the world. Here, Richard Greenberg, OPIC Managing... Read more...

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OPIC’s Dia Martin speaks at conference for African entrepreneurs

Photo Credit: Alex Kamweru Dia Martin, Director of OPIC Social Enterprise Finance, spoke at a panel, Building the Glocal Ecosystem: Bridging the Divide, at the Sankalp Africa Summit February 26th in Nairobi. Sankalp is a gathering... Read more...

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