A Fijian ice cream maker and the women of Rabi Island in Fiji have established the perfect relationship.
The women on the island, which is home to many families of Banabans transplanted there three generations ago, have long made coconut nectar, but never for commercial purposes.
During the Covid border shutdown Kylie Patterson of Marama Niu was searching for a local source of the coconut nectar and with the help of PHAMA Plus was connected with the women of Rabi.
Now her ice cream business is growing quickly.
Kylie Patterson spoke with RNZ Pacific's Don Wiseman.