Left: Pictures of Maya Devi Singh's youngest son pasted into the doors of a cabinet is all that's left in the front room of their home. For fear of theft they, like many other families that have been able to, risked further injury to collect all the belongings that they could from inside the ruins of their home. The building in which the Singh family lived stands in ruins in in the old bazaar district of Sankhu, Nepal, in which 980 houses collapsed and almost 90% of buildings have been left damaged.
Right: Maya Devi Singh stands beside her son Sunil, an English teacher at the local secondary school, her husband Krishna and youngest son Nirnaya in Sankhu, Nepal.
The family's home was destroyed in the earthquake that struck Nepal on 25th April 2015 so they have taken shelter in the shopfront of the family's grocery shop. 'We sleep with the shutters open because we are afraid.'
Maya and her son Sunil were at home when the ground began to shake. Sunil was watching TV in the front room. They ran down the stairs and out of the door as the home the family had lived in for generations collapsed around them. 'The dust was so thick I couldn't see, when I looked at my home there were already tears in my eyes.'
'My biggest concern for the future now is my sons. How will I marry them? Sunil is ready to marry. He has a job and is in love with a girl. It will be a love marriage. But how can I pay for his marriage when our home lies in ruins? It makes me so sad.'