The only way they survived was through rations distributed by the NPFL. That was what they were surviving on. And also their own things that they bought, that is food. Some cultivated farms. They cultivated farms and they used to go back to their home villages to invest in farming and then return to town, more especially when there was the sanction that was imposed on the NPFL. Most of us used to go back home, we cultivated farms, rice farms and cassava farms, as sources for survival and at the same time the NPFL was providing monthly rations.