WHILE the men of Nakorovou and Namara villages in Ra tend to the crops and vegetables on their farms, the women are responsible for its safe passage to the Rakiraki market.
The women ensure their families make a decent earning from the sale of the farm produce. For Anasimeci Waqa and her husband, this is a weekly routine.
While life has been made easier by the construction of the new Nakorovou bridge, transport cost to deliver crops and vegetables to the market has been wearing down their pockets.
"For a trip to Rakiraki and back to the village, it used to cost us $65 each," Mrs Waqa said.
"That changed about two months ago. It now costs us $80 one way to the Rakiraki arket."