KATHMANDU, MAY 28
With the advent of a new and more virulent variant of coronavirus, prohibitory orders have been imposed almost across the country including Kathmandu valley.
With the prohibitory order in place, those with a hand-to-mouth existence and low-income families are struggling to put food on the table.
The authorities have more-or-less turned blind eyes to the need of these groups of people while justifying their act of continuing the Covid-19 lockdown week after week in the name of breaking the chain of the virus.
However, the people who depend on the daily wages to feed themselves and their families are left forgotten by all but a few.
Kusum Tamang is one such benevolent citizen who has been serving hot meals to the people who are hit-hard by the crisis.
Kusum started the endeavor from the first lockdown last year, and has provided more than 50,000 hot meals and ration packs till date.
A total of 80-100 plus meals are served each day at Mahalaxmisthan.
In one of these pictures, a person is seen eating a hot meal provided by Kusum Tamang for the homeless, daily wage workers and low-income families affected by the Covid-19 and subsequent prohibitory orders imposed in Kathmandu valley.
Photos captured by photojournalist Skanda Gautam for The Himalayan Times