My name is Bhagawati. My mother died when I was 10, and my older brother and sister married. I thought my sister-in-law would be kind to me, but she mistreated me and only made me work. I sent my brothers and sisters to school, but I did not get to study. I used to cry. Now I don’t cry anymore. Shiva, in our village, started a literacy class through HELP. Before I was ashamed because I sent my children to school, but could not help them. Now I can read and write, and we are also learning more in agriculture and sewing classes. One older “sister” was a model for us all. Even though she had poor eyesight, she wanted to learn, and studied hard. God is good, and brought literacy to those of us that did not have an opportunity to study in school.