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Featured Photo: In Togo, OPIC project supports the community

Market in the Kanyikope community near Lomé, Togo   Leaders and members of a women’s market in the Kanyikope community near Lomé, Togo. The market was created by ContourGlobal and is one of the ways the power company has... Read more...

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Featured photo: Finca International supports women entrepreneurs in Mexico with microfinance loans

Photo Credit: Anthony Randazzo   Microfinance group members in Tlayacapan, Mexico meet to collect installments on a loan from Finca International, a U.S. microfinance institution with a global footprint in 21 countries.  This... Read more...

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International Women’s Day: Six ways OPIC supports women around the world

MARCH 08, 2013 By Judith Pryor, Vice President, OPIC Office of External Affairs Since 1987, the United States has recognized March as Women’s History Month, and since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day has been observed all... Read more...

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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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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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