The system is an emergency fund set up by the nation's banks.
So within a few years, the foundation's main activity became the emergency fund.
A $1 billion emergency fund for Poland is to become available early next year.
This was the first time in American history that emergency funds were used other than for a natural disaster.
But the emergency fund was depleted in the past year.
The G7 decision to set up an emergency fund must be seen in this light and is naturally a welcome step.
An emergency fund is available to buy food if needed or to have the locks changed on an apartment.
Some agents believe that by 2005 the union will have emergency funds of at least several hundred million dollars, and maybe much more.
Then you can take that extra savings and add it back to the emergency fund.
Owen had hung around, though his own emergency funds must have been running low.