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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: Malian woman supports family with restaurant business

In honor of Women’s Small Business Month, we’re featuring women in developing countries who have been able to start or grow a small business with the support of OPIC financing. The photo shows a mother of six in Mali preparing food to sell... Read more...

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Featured photo: Sweet success in Uganda

In honor of World Food Day, we are highlighting agribusiness entrepreneurs such as Madina Namanda who owns and operates a successful wholesale, commercial pineapple plantation in Uganda and, in doing so, has been able to increase her income.... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting businesswomen in Costa Rica through microfinance

A local businesswoman in Costa Rica displays her merchandise at her tailoring business, which she was able to expand thanks to a loan from Coopenae. OPIC supported a Microfinance Growth Fund that provided Coopenae, the largest regulated... Read more...

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How humanitarian and faith-based groups play a key role in development

In Cote d’Ivoire, women draw water from a well built by International Rescue Committee, a nonprofit that works to respond to humanitarian crises around the world with a broad spectrum of services related to healthcare, improved living... Read more...

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Six days in Georgia: A tour of the projects OPIC supported to help rebuild this young nation

(Part One in series on OPIC’s work in Georgia) By Judith Pryor Vice President, OPIC Office of External Affairs I’ve visited several OPIC project sites from Kenya to the West Bank, but nothing quite compares with my recent visit to... Read more...

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Featured photo: Helping small farmers in Lebanon gain access to finance

Ghada El Sheikh, a small scale farmer in Lebanon, used a loan from Global Communities to purchase fertilizer and irrigation equipment to help her generate more income for her family. Global Communities’ microfinance lending in Lebanon is... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting harvests with microfinance

  A woman harvests her crop with support from a microfinance loan from Massachusetts-based Root Capital. OPIC provided Root Capital with $20 million in OPIC financing for their work with supporting agribusinesses throughout Africa, Asia... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award Winners: Global Communities

Ghada El Sheikh is a small scale farmer and mother of five young children in the town of Baalbek in Lebanon who used a loan from Global Communities to purchase fertilizer and irrigation equipment to help her generate more income for her family,... Read more...

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Water for agriculture: How one innovative project is helping African farmers grow more food

Well in Solenzo region, Burkina Faso   March 22 is World Water Day, an occasion to remember how water is fundamental to life and fundamental to global development. In many parts of Africa, poor farmers operate with little... Read more...

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