EIGHT women of Naidi Village outside Savusavu on Vanua Levu are excited about the fruits of their labour as the communities they live in are directly benefitting from their work.
The women are members of the Veilomani group, which focuses on promoting healthy living in the village.
Group member Salanieta Senikuraciri said they were involved in small projects that directly contributed to the development of the women and their families.
"We are not only interested in our own development, we also take time to participate in small projects that benefit our communities," Mrs Senikuraciri said.
"Through joint projects with other women in the group, we have been able to construct three bus shelters and dig rubbish pits in our communities in a bid to promote healthy living with our community members," she said.
"We are also involved in topiary planting, horticulture, the production of candles, soaps, exotic oils, handicraft, and art which we sell to hotels around Savusavu, and they normally fetch us $500 to $600 during a visit which is held on Fridays," she added.