VILLAGERS of Naiviqiri in the district of Navakasiga in Bua depend on yaqona and dalo for income.
However, the challenge they face is there is no market for their produce.
Village headman Etuate Roqica said they also depended on their catch from the sea for their family meals and village functions.
"One of the major problems here is bringing market vendors to buy produce from our villagers," Mr Roqica said.
"Most of the time the dalo we plant is used for family consumption and we sell yaqona to meet financial needs."
He said the transportation challenges faced by villagers contributed to the hardship of finding markets to sell their produce.
"We hire a carrier from the village to the main road in Lekutu and wait for the bus heading towards Labasa Town."
"One trip costs about $70 so the villagers share the cost and it becomes a lighter burden for them," Mr Roqica said.
Students in the village attend Navakasiga District School and families take turns in cooking meals.
Mr Roqica said families usually took a week each in cooking meals for the students who board at the school in Nasau Village.