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Financial inclusion for Africa's healthcare providers

By Dia Martin, OPIC, Senior Investment Officer On a continent that carries a disproportionate share of many diseases from HIV-AIDS to high blood pressure, access to finance poses a major challenge to the small clinics that serve so many lower and... Read more...

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Identifying good impact investments and measuring impact: A conversation with Ambassador John Simon, Founding Partner of Total Impact Advisors

This blog recently looked at the Medical Credit Fund, an OPIC loan recipient that is providing financing to many of the small, private healthcare clinics in Sub-Saharan Africa that serve low-income populations throughout the continent, but... Read more...

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Featured photo: Transportation expansion in Tanzania

  OPIC Chief of Staff John Morton meets with workers from the Alistair James Company Limited – a regional logistics business based outside of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. With OPIC support, the company owners – originally from... Read more...

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Featured photo: Hotel construction in Tanzania

  Workers at the construction site of a new hotel on the Tanzanian coastline outside Dar es Salaam. A team from OPIC recently visited Tanzania to explore potential projects, including one in the tourism sector, which is a steadily... Read more...

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Expanding access to banking and credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Investing in better harvests

Workers at the FAIM company in Rwanda begin planting new, virus-free banana plant seedlings. These seedling will help farmers boost their farm production, their incomes, and the local food supply. In Rwanda, deficient seed and plant stocks... Read more...

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Extending the reach of microfinance

OPIC’s 2011 annual report takes a look back at the agency’s first 40 years and highlights some lending programs from the 1970s that delivered loans – sometimes in amounts less than $1,000 – to individuals and small businesses in developing... Read more...

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