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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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Measuring and monitoring impact: How one OPIC-supported school in Ghana delivers extensive benefits to local students and the surrounding community (Part Four in a series)

In 2006, OPIC provided a $1.74 million loan to support expansion of the International Community School (ICS) in Kumasi, Ghana, allowing the school  to double enrollment to more than 1,000 K-12 students. Unlike some other international schools... Read more...

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Featured photo: Tablet-based teaching offers a scalable education model in Kenya

A teacher at one of Bridge International Academies’ schools in rural Kenya delivers a lesson via a tablet computer. OPIC is supporting Bridge’s expansion in Kenya with a $10 million loan. Bridge’s innovative model for educating large... Read more...

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In Kenya: Quality education even low income families can afford

In Kenya, primary school starts at the age of six and runs for eight years, and while the public schools are free to all children, they often suffer from limited resources. OPIC recently agreed to support a business that is providing an... Read more...

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Featured photo: Honduras housing project provides school on premises

Inter-Mac International Inc., which used OPIC financing to build a community of affordable homes on Choloma, Honduras, also built a number of community services on site, including an elementary school. See more pictures from this housing project... Read more...

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OPIC recognizes International Youth Day 2013

Today is International Youth Day, a day created by the United Nations in 1999 to mark the important contribution youth make to the world. This year, International Youth Day focuses on youth migration and the rewards and risks associated with it... Read more...

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Featured photo: Students singing at Nairobi’s Ongata Pine Breeze Academy

  Lillian Alwi, right, leads students in song at the Ongata Pine Breeze Academy outside Nairobi, Kenya. As school director, Alwi has used two loans from the Kenya Women’s Finance Trust (KWFT) to build Pine Breeze into a bustling source... Read more...

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Featured photo: International community school expansion in Kumasi, Ghana

A student at the International Community School (ICS) in Kumasi, Ghana. An OPIC loan has helped fund the expansion of this K-12 school, which offers rigorous curriculum that prepares students for college and careers. Unlike other International... Read more...

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Six questions about impact investing

By: Mitchell L. Strauss, Special Advisor Socially Responsible Finance Investors are increasingly talking about “Impact Investing,” but the practice is not new to OPIC, which has a 40-year history of transforming private capital into... Read more...

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