The nakamal is the place where ni-Vanuatu traditionally come together to consume kava, the root-based brew which plays a fundamental role in Vanuatu society.
Being able to tap into this space has helped the women and their families financially.
Asnette Nasse lives in the Freshwater area in the capital Port Vila and is part of the 20 Vatu business scheme.
Most evenings, Asnette and her friends sell home-cooked food to the patrons of kava clubs.
She says the money helps with school fees, food and electricity and they make can decent money.