Chiran Magar, a 29-year-old motorcycle mechanic living in Chalnakhel village on the southern outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley, lost his home when the earthquake on April 25 struck central Nepal. The two-storey house, built by Chiran's father nearly 15 years ago, crumbled like a sandcastle. Chiran spent two weeks in a tent with his wife and children, braving the rain
After Nepal's earthquake, several international organizations have been trying to draw the government's attention to vulnerability of the children forced to live in tents. They say that the children – homeless, orphans or separated from parents are under the risk of being physically and sexually abused, raped and trafficked. However, no organization has produced any evidence so far. KFN, nevertheless,
Prem Lama, who lives in Andheri village in Kadambas VDC of Sindhupalchokdistric, was waiting for a new family member on 25 April. Lama's daughter-in-law was due to deliver a baby on that fateful date. Doctors had given her a due date of 25 April. She and her husband were about to visit a nearby hospital for routine check-up, and delivery.
Devindra Rumba (12 years old), the youngest son of Surjaya Bahadur Rumba and Kanchi Maya Rumba hails from Aamvanjyang Village Development Committee of Makwanpur district. Born and raised in a family with the parents, two brothers and two sisters, the child has two sisters-in-law and two cousins. He was born to the second wife of his father who married twice.