kesang renchen

Lalitpur 00000

My name is Kesang Renchen. Both my parents are from Kham Province of Eastern Tibet. I was born and brought up in Darjeeling in northeast India. I finished my college in Darjeeling and then I lived in Thailand for 10 years. Now for the past 20 years I have been living in Kathmandu, Nepal. I have worked in the development aid sector for most of my life – writing reports, case studies, interpreting for expatriate staff. I have also worked with street children and youth. I have worked with marginalized groups of rural women, indigenous people and so called “low caste” communities in rural Nepal.

I have always had a special place in my heart for linking whatever I do with “wise selfishness”. I believe implicitly that if we think of the common benefit of all we will always get the best out of any given situation. I believe in this even though in practice I fail often and will continue to do so more often than not. But I also believe that this is what life is all about, not giving up on the principles of a humane society.