SHE does not have any direct blood links to the Solomon Islanders - her husband does.
It is this link that has made her an active member of a women's group consisting of the descendants of Solomon Islands brought to Fiji under the labour trade in the 1800s.
The first group of labourers from the Solomons arrived in Fiji in 1865, either tricked into coming here or brought here by force.
Every year, the descendants of these labourers who live in various parts of Fiji converge on a settlement and hold discussions, mainly on development projects in their settlements.
But prior to the annual meeting of the Melanesian Group, the female members meet and discuss projects for women.
This year, the women's meeting is scheduled to be held at Haha settlement in Nadrala, which is in the highlands of Nadroga.
Sainimere Saumaki, who is a member of the group through her husband Joji Oneone's blood connection to the Solomon Islands, said the meeting would be held on October 10.
"I don't have any blood ties but since my husband is a Solomon descendant, I'm also a member of the Melanesian women's group," she said.
"The meeting will discuss things that can help women in other Solomon descendants' settlements in the country.
"We meet and talk, and each group from the various settlements is supposed to give $250 in contribution towards the projects."
Ms Saumaki said preparations for the annual women's meeting had started.