IT takes over an hour from Sigatoka Town to reach to Waousi Village, an area far from the urban area.
But despite its geographical location, the women of Waousi have proven there is no substitute for hard work.
They've accredited this as a key factor in the success of a poultry project they started last year.
The Ministry of Women funded this project with $4000 under the government's Women's Plan of Action (WPA) livelihood program.
Semi Kunatani, adviser of the Waousi Women's Group, said the poultry project had proven to be a profitable income-generating project for women.
"They have already harvested more than 100 meat birds at about $10 to $20 each and have collected $732 in income from the first sales and the demand is growing," he said.
"The people of Waousi have taken ownership of the project and work together to manage it."
Salome Vesikula, Waousi Women's Group leader, said this project continued to motivate the women to work hard.
"It has helped us get through our rainy days and money is shared among group members to support the children's education," she said.
"We buy more chicks and feed, so the project is sustainable. We are proud of this project and we are all ready for second harvest of 150 meat birds and we are confident of similar success for this harvest."
The Ministry of Women as part of its empowerment program established 15 poultry projects around the country last year and this year the target is 10 more poultry projects and 10 Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) projects.