I have been borrowing with BRAC for four years. I appreciate what the organization did during the Ebola outbreak. Other organizations were still collecting the loans during a difficult time. But during the Ebola outbreak, BRAC came and told us that they were not going to collect money from any of the group members. I think it was for seven months that they stopped collecting. Business was really difficult during that time, we were struggling and trying to save. Because we knew that if and when BRAC was going to come back, they would tell us. So many of us kept saving so that we could pay the loans when they started recollecting again.
I have a small business selling provisions like food and small things. On an average day, I could make between $500 - $2000 Liberian dollars (5 USD - 25 USD). Every day when I sell goods, I save a little bit of money so that I can put about $75 Liberian dollars away each day (1 USD). This savings it what has helped me repay my loans.