One of the best self-initiatives that alleviates extreme poverty, & hunger is increased house hold earnings.
Since its inception, SLO continues to run an annual special member’s financial (SUSU) program. The SUSU aims to empower its members financially to be self-independent and encourages compulsory saving. Members meet every Sunday and pay a minimum of twenty-five and maximum of two thousand Liberian Dollars. This amount is then loaned out to the members with an agreed interest of not more than 10%. Members are asked to continuously pay their dues and monthly contribution up to the end of November of that year. Two weeks before Christmas day, each member receives the full amount of his/her monthly contribution and a share of the interest generated during the period. Through this initiative, some members have established small businesses of their own-meaning that they can provide not only for themselves but also for their family and members can obtain a loan easily from the SUSU acumen, without any difficulty or high interest rates.
The Annual Special Members Financial (susu) Program from the time it was established up to present, has impacted its membership in the following ways: