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Featured Photo: A fresh approach to sanitation in Kenya

  In a slum near Nairobi, schoolchildren gather outside a series of toilets that have brought modern sanitation to a region where inadequate sewage is a leading cause of disease. These Fresh Life toilets are made by Sanergy Inc., an OPIC... Read more...

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Ground breaks on OPIC-supported project to bolster energy security in Ukraine

  Ukraine’s national nuclear operator has broken ground on an OPIC-supported project to build new storage for the country’s spent nuclear fuel, using equipment manufactured by a Camden, New Jersey company. OPIC earlier this year... Read more...

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Honoring OPIC's Veterans

Left to right: Mitchell Hawkins (Marine Corps), Velma Brown (Army), Deanna Barnes (Army), Dev Jagadesan (Army), Carey Campbell (Air Force, Army Reserve), Larry Prock (Army), Robert DeLuca (Army), Tyler Healey (Marine Corps), Jasmine Hill (Air... Read more...

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Business climate improves in many developing countries, World Bank says

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries but reforms are making it an easier place to do business, the World Bank says.   El Salvador, Malawi and India are among the countries that showed the strongest improvement in the... Read more...

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Featured Photo: OPIC partner celebrates five years of empowering families

  In Cambodia, Habitat for Humanity’s MicroBuild meets with a family to discuss a microfinance loan for their home. This year MicroBuild is celebrating five years of support for lending to low-income families, who could not access... Read more...

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OPIC partner Phatisa discusses Africa's investment opportunities

  Several of Africa’s poorest countries not only have a significant need for investment in agriculture, they also present a significant opportunity, OPIC partner Phatisa explains in this piece on its partnership with OPIC. In these... Read more...

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OPIC-supported hospital project in Angola wins sustainability award

  An OPIC-supported medical center in Angola’s capitol city has won the Sustainability and Operational Excellence Challenge from the EMPEA Institute for demonstrating “outstanding sustainable impact from an operational, environmental,... Read more...

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Addressing the root cause of hunger in one of the world's poorest countries

  October 16 is World Food Day, which recognizes food as a basic human right and calls for investing in sustainable food systems and tackling the root causes of hunger. In Africa, poor yields often exacerbate food insecurity. OPIC has... Read more...

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Featured Photo: OPIC supported wind farm receives "Smart Project" recognition

  OPIC has been recognized for supporting construction of the first utility-scale power project in Indonesia, the PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi wind farm, which received a "Smart Project" citation for Best Practices from Project Finance... Read more...

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An innovative approach to reducing blindness in Cameroon: OPIC featured in AllAfrica

Cataract surgery being performed in Cameroon   October 12 is World Sight Day a day of awareness of blindness and vision impairment around the world. Like so many health challenges, blindness impacts the people of Africa... Read more...

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