And then you went back to Benin?
“I did. I first went back to Savalou for several weeks to make technical improvements to the existing kiosks: extra safety circuitry, more protection, etc. Small actions that can increase the life expectancy of the installations and the lamps. And then we went to Natitingou to start up a brand new production unit in Benin, and to install four new kiosks.
That was quite the operation: finding a suitable building, recruiting employees, prospecting in the neighbouring villages. What is the estimated purchase of the solar lamps? Who can we consider to manage the kiosks? Can we set up a committee to keep an eye on things? In March we finally started the actual production. I trained the four employees, and together we made approximately 300 Rinoo lamps, and everything that was needed to set up four solar kiosks. I left, confident that things would be okay.”