THE women of Lakeba Village in Namuka have not given up hope in re-constructing the village hall despite it being destroyed by Cyclone Ami in 2003.
The women belong to the Cakaulevu Women's Club and have started with the foundation from money raised over the past years.
Club president Miriama Diviro said the women had not lost their vision of having a village hall that would cater for their needs.
She said the hall had always provided a suitable venue for hosting functions.
The women also decided to construct a wooden building instead of a concrete as it fell within their means.
Mrs Diviro said the women would sell food in the village and handicraft to raise funds for the project.
"It's not easy because our market to sell items is limited so whenever there is an order from Labasa or other places around Fiji we do a lot for the order," she said.
"These are some ways we have to raise good money for our hall," she added.