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Featured Photo: Improving livestock health in Zambia

  In Zambia, healthy cattle graze on a local farm that has been able to improve animal health with the support of the Silverlands Fund, an OPIC partner that invests in a variety of agricultural businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. By... Read more...

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OPIC's Global Energy Program marks its tenth year bringing electricity to underserved populations around the world

​​​​​​​This year marks the 10th anniversary of OPIC’s Global Energy Program, established in 2007 to support projects to expand access to electricity, one of the world’s major development challenges. Over the past decade, the program has committed... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Extending the growing season in Kenya

(Photo Credit: Hailey Tucker/One Acre Fund)   In Western Kenya, these smallholder farmers work with OPIC partner One Acre Fund, to plant their crop earlier in the season to increase their yields. Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa,... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back: Joshi Technologies

Latest in an ongoing series American small business Joshi Technologies used OPIC financing to bring innovative drilling technology to an aging oil field in Colombia. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​   Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Joshi Technologies... Read more...

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New OPIC President outlines a vision for the Agency

  “I’m here and I’m ready to work,” OPIC President and CEO Ray Washburne told OPIC staff Tuesday during a meeting where he outlined his vision for the Agency. Washburne, a longtime Texas-based investor who was confirmed by the U.... Read more...

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Delegation visits OPIC project in Togo during AGOA Forum

OPIC Director for Business Development Peter Ballinger (pictured second from the right), based out of Johannesburg, joined the delegation's visit.   In Togo, a delegation led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer visits... Read more...

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American ingenuity in the developing world: OPIC featured in AllAfrica

    This week, as the small West African country of Togo hosts the AGOA Forum to foster improved economic relations between the U.S. and Africa, it will also showcase a major OPIC-supported power project that stands as... Read more...

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OPIC to host upcoming small business workshop in Charlotte

Small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking advice at Expanding Horizons   OPIC is headed to Charlotte, North Carolina next month to host its fourth Expanding Horizons small business workshop of the year. On September 12,... Read more...

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How OPIC helped an American business bring electricity to one of Africa’s poorest countries

Next month, the United States and Togo will host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, an annual gathering that this year will focus on the U.S. and Africa partnering for prosperity. The setting of this year’s forum, in one of Africa’... Read more...

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OPIC-supported project receives award for Innovation in Social Good

A Cambodian family applies for a home improvement loan facilitated by Habitat for Humanity’s MicroBuild, an OPIC partner.   Classy, an online and mobile fundraising platform for social enterprises, has awarded OPIC- supported... Read more...

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