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US OPIC starts finance talks with Mawingu Networks

Monday 27 July 2015 | 12:14 CET | News
The US government's Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed a mandate letter to begin financing discussions with Mawingu Networks, which provides solar-powered wireless internet across rural Kenya. OPIC CEO Elizabeth Littlefield was in Nairobi for the 2015 Global Entrepreneur Summit and said financial support at crucial stages of a company's business evolution can transform a great idea into a reality for millions in the developing world.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Microsoft
Countries: Kenya
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