Response USA is implementing a rural development program in Barchue Town of Grand Bassa County in Liberia. Setting up of a Village Saving and Loan Association (VSLA) was identified to be the first Response USA intervention in the area. VSLA is a group of people who save together and take small loans from those savings. The activities of the group run in cycles of one year, after which the accumulated savings and the loan profits are distributed back to members. With extensive training and supervisory support from Response USA, the VSLA is now operational where members conduct their weekly meetings independently, do savings, decide on loan requests by the members.