Maya Rani Tharu started her journey with Heifer with one hope in her heart, to give her children son Arvind, Ashish and daughter Jeetu a good education so they can lead better lives than she did. As a farmers daughter from a poor family, Maya Rani never got to go to school. Her inability to read and write is the reason behind her lack of confidence to learn anything new. This is why she enrolled into Heifers Values Based Literacy Program. This program uses Heifers Cornerstones and REFLECT, an adult literacy approach pioneered by Paulo Freire, to teach its participants the basics of reading and writing. Her dream for her children has inspired her to learn and with Heifers help she can.