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Featured photo: Kenyan woman giving back uses microfinance loan to open a school

In honor of Women’s Small Business Month, we’re featuring female entrepreneurs around the world who have benefited from OPIC financing. This picture shows schoolchildren in Rongai, Kenya heading to class Pine Breeze Academy, which was started by... Read more...

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Featured photo: Highlighting work to support youth empowerment

Photo credit: Nichole Sobecki, USAID   As the world highlights International Youth Day 2015, this week’s featured photo shows Joseph Chege, a member of Kenyan youth group Mariaini Bunge, pitching in on prep for a... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Providing equipment to support agricultural co-ops in Kenya

A worker for BrazAfric, a social enterprise that provides agricultural tools and machinery to farmers, inventories supplies in the company’s warehouse in Kenya. Many farmers who produce much of the food on the continent often can’t afford basic... Read more...

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Obama visit to Kenya highlights Africa’s immense potential

OPIC President and CEO signs commitment to provide financing for a major wind power project in Kenya.   “Kenya may well be on its way to becoming a ‘silicon savannah,’ a hub of excellence and innovation in technology,” OPIC... Read more...

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Supporting education with technology: OPIC client provides free internet to schools in Kenya

  Wananchi Group Holdings Ltd., an OPIC client that is working to expand internet connectivity in East Africa, has used its fiber-optic infrastructure to install free internet access in more than 100 schools in Kenya. In 2012,... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award Winner: Bridge International Academies (Development Impact)

OPIC’s mission to leverage private business to help address the world’s most critical development challenges takes many shapes and operates at different scales. But one of the most direct and foundational cases of this development mission carried... Read more...

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Featured photo: Preventing malaria deaths

  Malaria nets hang above the beds in this small health clinic, one of many in Sub-Saharan Africa that has been able to expand and purchase more equipment with the help of Medical Credit Fund (MCF). MCF provides financing to... Read more...

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What urbanization means for development

Multiple OPIC projects address urban development challenges, often by supporting financing to small businesses that will create jobs. Nicholas Aoama Oyiek is a garage owner in Nairobi, Kenya, who employs 20 people and was able to obtain... Read more...

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Geothermal key to powering Africa

By Stephen Morel Climate Finance Specialist, OPIC In the next three years, Africa is expected to see an unprecedented amount of geothermal power come online. Through President Obama’s Power Africa initiative, OPIC is poised to be a key... Read more...

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Powering Africa: The on-grid challenge

Second in a series looking at OPIC’s work supporting President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative See also: Powering Africa: The off-grid challenge President Obama’s Power Africa initiative has increased awareness of the challenge of... Read more...

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