FOR the sake of their families, villagers of Saivou in Macuata braved the rain to earn a living for their loved ones.
The heavy rain at the border of Cakaudrove and Macuata, where the famous water spring is located, did not deter two villagers from earning money for their families.
With their heads covered, the two sat under umbrellas waving at every motorist that drove past the place to buy the pineapple and young coconuts neatly piled infront of them.
One of the two roadside vendors, Asilika Marama, said she would sell fruits and root crops by the roadside every day.
"Even if it is raining, I will come and sell if I need the money for my family. The money earned today (Thursday) will be used for a family soli this week.
"Otherwise, I always sell the produce to pay for my children's school fees, buy food at home and pay for other family bills.
"In a day, I can earn about $50 especially during the Christmas holidays otherwise I earn around $30 and that is enough to sustain my family's needs," she said.