Vent et Eau pour la Vie (VEV), is an enterprise that repairs and installs wind-powered water pumps in Senegal. When VEV approached AREED, two issues were making it difficult for the company to repair pumps quickly. First, there was not enough capital to keep an adequate inventory of parts, so there were often delays while VEV waited for imported parts to arrive. Secondly, since the company only had one vehicle, when that one was out on a repair job, other jobs would have to wait until the vehicle returned.
AREED provided a loan so that VEV could purchase both stock and a second vehicle, making it possible for the company to repair pumps rapidly and take on more customers.