Research indicates that there were so many differences among the ex-combatants in Sierra Leone, which serve as a stumbling block to both the DDR programs and the reintegration of ex-combatants in the country. There were strong differences across factions, such as Civil Defense Forces (CDF), Revolutionary United Front (RUF), Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) and the Sierra Leone army in the ease with which individual reintegrated. Close to 75% CDF fighters returned to their communities of origin before the war started. Only 34% of RUF combatants returned home (Report, Ministry of defense Sierra Leone). Importantly, people who were abducted by these groups were on average less likely to go home to their own communities than individuals who claimed to join voluntarily. These decisions can be explained in part by wiliness of communities to accept returned fighters. 13% of all combatants reported difficulties in finding acceptance from their neighbors at the end of the war. In communities where they easily accepted the ex-combatants, most of them are engaged on socio-economic activities such as farming, petty trading, commercial motor bike riding in the bigger towns and cities, skilled workers such as carpenters and subsistence farmers. If the reintegration process is reverse in different direction, there will be prospect for sustainable peace and development.