From the Pacific Voyagers website. Emphasis mine:
The vakas are financed with micro-lending and built, maintained and operated by the local community. Taking pride in ownership, creates a commitment to better their villages and neighbouring islands. Whether they take their crops to the local market, create tourism opportunities, or ensure an education for their children, each pursuit will take place in the wake of their ancestors, reconnecting them with the ancient traditions to lead their communities safely and sustainably into the future.