FORCED to find work after her husband lost his job, Leba Nanise found work as a labourer on a vegetable farm at Garampani in Tavua.
Working in the heat of the sun and getting drenched during heavy downpour is tough but Mrs Nanise isn't slowing down, her family's wellbeing drives her.
"I do this for my family. Nothing else," she said while tending to vegetables at the farm.
"I receive about $10 a day for the work I do and if I work from 7.30am to 5pm I get extra."
Mrs Nanise's husband of 19 years lost his job recently and this forced her out to find work.
She was employed by a neighbour at the settlement who sought her help during the harvest.
Now after two years, the mother of five is a permanent worker on the farm.
"There are only a few people who come every day to work but during harvesting season, more people will be needed and more will be asked to come in," she said.
Although she finds the work tiring at times, Mrs Nanise is confident of continuing to provide for her family despite the sometimes harsh conditions.