The members of Women Support groups are committed women within village communities who have made it their priority to take care of women’s issues and act as a contact point in cases of violence. They are also the liaison with medica Liberia. On occasion these groups refer women directly to hospitals or the police, or even to court. Since these institutions are often far away from their communities, the transport has to be paid for. The Women Support groups operate voluntarily and have no resources to meet these costs. The village savings and loan associations were initiated in order to establish the services of the Women Support groups within the communities in the long term.