Fiji’s primary wetland regions are located in the district of Sasa, Tikina Sasa, in Macuata, Vanua Levu. These areas are currently threatened by increasing, unsustainable farming practices, uncontrolled burning and overgrazing. Kuta pond grass is the primary heritage craft of our two partner communities in this region. Aside from seasonal labor work as cane cutters, the weaving of kuta grass mats and ceremonial attire are the primary income opportunities for these communities. Due to their considerable distance from Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, the locals’ ability to access markets outside of their closest town is limited and expensive. Our work within this region is gradually increasing each year as we work alongside our partners to establish a year-round culture of mat production, which requires a larger annual harvest of kuta grass than in years prior.