• Thanks to an MCC-funded project in Cabo Verde that provided low-cost household connections to water and sanitation networks, Celestina has clean water coming directly to her home. She now spends less time collecting water and has a private, indoor toilet. Photo credit: MCA-Cabo Verde II

    Access to Water and Sanitation is Critical to Economic Growth

    MCC’s investments supported the Government of Cabo Verde as it undertook institutional reforms that are expanding access to and affordability of water and sanitation to help people lift themselves out of poverty.

  • MCC Resident Country Director for Niger Kristin Penn examines a cowpea plant in Niamey. In July 2016, MCC and Niger signed a $437 million compact to bolster the country’s agricultural sector, in part, by increasing the regional competitiveness of cowpea and other key agricultural commodities. Photo credit: U.S. Embassy in Niger

    Bolstering Niger’s Agricultural Sector

    In July 2016, MCC signed a $437 million compact with the Government of Niger to improve access to water for agriculture and livestock and expand access to markets. Read a Q&A with MCC Resident Country Director for Niger Kristin Penn.

  • Powering Business Growth in Benin

    Madame Awahou Codjo is a small business owner in Cotonou who benefitted from MCC’s 2006 investments in Benin. Now, she stands to benefit from MCC’s $375 million Benin Power Compact.