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Did you know: Women drive the world’s food production

Photo Credit: Hailey Tucker/One Acre Fund   Did you know women make up the majority of the agricultural labor force in many developing countries, and are often unable to manage or own the land on which they work? The majority of... Read more...

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Investing in the world’s women by investing in development

Women work and shop at a market in Myanmar. ​​​​​​​ Photo Credit: John Rae for Accion   Earlier this month, OPIC committed $5 million in financing to support microfinance lending in Myanmar, with a focus on the low-income female... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Mother and smallholder farmer provides for her family

Photo credit: Stephanie Hanson, One Acre Fund   In honor of Mother’s Day, we feature Robai Nyongesa, a mother of three and a smallholder farmer in Western Kenya who has been able to produce more food to the support her family with... Read more...

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Women supporting women: Insights from a woman-owned business investing in African agriculture

As we get ready to kick off our Expanding Horizons workshop series for American small businesses next month, we’ve been featuring several of our successful small business partners. Here, we look at Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Aventura Investment... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Bringing health services to remote communities in Ghana

Today is World Health Day, an occasion to highlight the extreme shortage of healthcare in many parts of the developing world. About 44 percent of countries around the world have less than 1 physician per 1000 people. This photo shows the work of one... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC’s American business partners: How a Michigan business is helping African farmers improve yields

Fourth in a series highlighting our American business partners See the second and third posts to read about other OPIC partners   On International Women’s Day, we feature Dawn Hines, who co-founded Aventura Investment Partners... Read more...

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How access to finance supports economic stability in Iraq

​​​​​​​OPIC has in recent years increasingly focused its investments in regions affected by conflict. By supporting economic development in these regions, OPIC supports national security and foreign policy priorities, and today about one-third of... Read more...

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How OPIC’s support is helping small businesses flourish in the most challenging places.

By Bethel Stevens Officer, Investment Funds   In 2010, OPIC approved a $30 million loan to Siraj Palestine Fund I managed by the Siraj Fund Management Company (SFMC), a first time fund manager investing exclusively in the West Bank. OPIC... Read more...

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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: Agri-businesses benefit from power projects

  Tanzanian Rice Fields (Photo Credit: CNFA)   Growing rice has been Angelinia Michael Shirima’s life. It has enabled her to build a new home for her family, pay school fees for her children and a bicycle for... Read more...

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