Balaram, 45, with his 9-year old son Asim prepare dinner for their family and neighbours in a temporary shelter in Khokana. Balaram’s wife got sick after sleeping for more than a week on the ground following the earthquake.
'At night, sleeping on the ground under a tarpaulin is very cold. The wind brings dust from the collapsed buildings. It's very hard to breathe. At first, my son got sick, now my wife. I cant take her to the hospital, the doctors are very busy with the injured people.'
On 25 April 2015 a powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck central Nepal, causing widespread destruction and killing approximately 7,760 people (29 April estimate).