In November 2013, Sabah Women Entrepreneurs & Professionals Association connected with Barefoot College India in hopes to empower underdeveloped communities within its region. The following year, the SWEPA-Barefoot initiative successfully funded Tarihing Masanim, a grandmother from Kampung Sonsogon Magandai in Sabah, and advocated for her travel to India for 6 months. This is her story.

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Director: Adam Tambakau
Camera Operator: Pan Hong Ding
Starring: Tarihing Masanim
Executive Producers: SWEPA (