Kinzang is from Dori in Trashigang. She graduated from Bajothang Higher Secondary School with a high academic excellence as well as merit for active participation in extracurricular activities.
Making ends meet and raising a family of seven is a daily challenge for her parents. Her father’s limited income from working as a laundry attendant at a hotel was hit harder with the pandemic that caused Bhutan’s tourism to plummet. Her mother, who is a TB patient, couldn’t afford to seek the medical care and treatment she needed, and instead weaved tirelessly to garner some finances for the family. Despite these financial hardships, her parents have ensured that each of their children receive education. Today, she is a Loden Scholar and a first generation college student.