Dormant loans occur when a member is unable to pay the loan granted to him/her. If a loan becomes dormant, it continues to accrue interest at a rate of 1% per month. If dormancy persists for an extra month, a first notice letter is sent to the member copied to his/her guarantors. This gives the member an opportunity to repay the loan using other modes of payment. If no replies are received from defaulter within 14 days, a final notice is sent which compels the guarantors to repay the loan on behalf of the member as first security. The amount to pay is normally the balance after offsetting shares of member and 50% of ABF.