Geng Liufen met her husband in the large city of Kunming. But when she accompanied him back to his remote home village of Zuji for the spring festival, Liufen had a major culture shock. Uneducated and with no access to the outside world, Zuji’s women were wholly dependent on their menfolk. Liufen hated the isolation and poverty so much that she ran away three times, leaving her husband and daughter behind in the village. But she finally decided it was up to her to change the status quo and help Zuji’s women get the education, training and health information they needed to transform their lives.