|Rojina Chauhan with her son Himal "Bhukampa Bahadur."|
Although named Himal by the family priest, he is more popularly known in his village by his nickname, ‘Bhukampa Bahadur,’ which literally means earthquake brave, the name written in the health register. Those close to him even call him ‘Bhukampey' for short.
|A visitor uses his mobile phone to take Himal's photo.|
“They come here every day just to see him, hoping that he brings good luck to them,” the 17-year-old said.
As the almost a minute-long deadly shaking began on April 25, Rojina was inside delivery room in Nangle health post. The staff carried her in the open grassland area, far from any collapsing building.
|Rojina weighs herself with and without Himal to determine his weight.|
Fortunately, after four hours, when the strong aftershocks had subsided, they took Rojina inside and safely delivered Himal.
|Himal with his great-grandmother.|
Rojina's family barely survives with less than USD 30 a month. Their only source of income is any farm work that Maya and her husband can find. They are landless and live in a makeshift tiny hut with one bed shared by the whole family.
|Rojina holds Himal outside their makeshift home while her mother watches from behind.|
Since the earthquake, UNICEF has provided a medical tent to the health post in Nalang to ensure continuous delivery of essential health services in the community.
|Rojina, with Himal, visits the local health post being operated under UNICEF-provided tent.|
Photos by Kiran Panday for UNICEF