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Weathering Change: Ramkeshari and Renu
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Ramkeshari Shrethsa has been teaching women in Kathmandu about family planning for nearly two decades, since before climate change decimated the once-clockwork rainy season. Ramkeshari's daughter Renu is studying for a career in family planning education and believes it decreases the demand for shrinking natural resources.
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Kathmandu, Nepal
RAMKESHARI SHRESTHA
I started working in family planning about eighteen years ago. When we would go to temple people would have eight, nine, or six kids. At first it was difficult to go door to door. It was difficult to talk to people about condoms. Now it's very easy. Without me asking, they come to my house for family planning. It is very healthy for women. When there are fewer kids, it means less food and clothes. It's also good for the environment because we don't demand too much from it. Times have changed. We used to be shy about these subjects. The children today don't have any problem talking about it.
RENU SHRESTHA
What people need the most is education. With education people can decide what is wrong and what is right. Consequently, they will become more conscious of the future.
RAMKESHARI SHRESTHA
My daughter likes the work I do, so she comes with me. It makes me really happy that she has an interest in my work.
RENU SHRESTHA
I'm very inspired by my mom. That's why I got involved. My mother would work all day without food in her stomach, all for the sake of our community. Her sacrifice inspired me to do the same thing.
RAMKESHARI SHRESTHA
I'm so proud of her. I feel like she is the reward for my service.