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OPIC monitoring trip to Kenya: Big plans becoming reality

By: Tim Harwood An interdepartmental OPIC team traveled to Kenya in 2012 to monitor the performance of three financial institutions whose microfinance lending is supported by the agency: Musoni, the Kenya Women’s Finance Trust  DTM... Read more...

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Growing Micro Entrepreneurs in Jordan

Jordanian micro entrepreneurs and small businesses – vital engines of the country’s economy but too often lacking access to long-term capital – received a significant boost in the form of a $2 million loan from OPIC through its partnership with... Read more...

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OPIC monitoring trip to Kenya: A revolution realized

An interdepartmental OPIC team traveled to Kenya last year to monitor the performance of three financial institutions whose microfinance lending is supported by the agency: Musoni, the Kenya Women’s Finance Trust DTM Ltd (KWFT), and... 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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OPIC monitoring trip to Kenya

By: Tim Harwood An interdepartmental OPIC team traveled to Kenya in June to monitor the performance of three financial institutions whose microfinance lending is supported by the agency:  Musoni, the Kenya Women’s Finance Trust, and... Read more...

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Featured photo: Guaranties for small business lending in Paraguay

  Paraguayan entrepreneur Mercedes Cabrera de Idiarte started a clothing manufacturing business with five sewing machines, and today has 25 machines, 36 employees and sells apparel across Paraguay, generating annual revenue of 200... Read more...

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It’s as simple as a stove

How one appliance can saves lives, empower women, and reduce pollution in the developing world. By Mimi Alemayehou Nearly every mother’s daily routine includes making meals for her children no matter where on this planet she happens to live.... Read more...

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Featured photo: Blessings hair salon in Kawangware, Nairobi

  Jane Akoth, owner of Blessings Hair Salon in the Nairobi suburb of Kawangware, used a microloan from Musoni – a Kenyan microfinance institution that enables clients to manage their loans via mobile phones – to buy new dryers... Read more...

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