SINCE 2005, members of the Methodist Church in Lakeba Village, Saqani, have built their church with the little they receive.
Church steward Vereti Waqadomo said the members have a soli every year and the money was spent on building another portion of the church.
"We have been building since 2005 because we depend on the annual soli we have in the village. It includes the soli from our villagers living away from the village and those of us still living in the village," he said.
"The money we collect, whether it be around $300 to $5000, we use it to continue with the construction.
"Right now, only a little work remains to complete the project. We still have the windows, doors, ceiling, tiling and installing of lights to do."
Mr Waqadomo said although it had taken them almost a decade to finish the building, members of the congregation have not lost hope.
"We know it is for something good and it is a need because without God, we are nothing.
"The members know that we all need God, especially during this difficult time.
"So far we have used more than $60,000 on this building.
"We are blessed that the men from this village have volunteered to work with the carpenter and it is a lot easier because we get work done quickly.
"We hope to complete the building by early next year."