Now in his 30s, Ram has been paralyzed from the waist down since he was four days old, says his father Tek Narayan Shrestha.
Although Ram cannot walk or talk, he is very sociable, responding enthusiastically to conversations around him. One of the things that makes him happy is the arrival of bank and municipal staff in their village every three months, his father shares.
Every three months a staff from the bank down at Namobuddha Bazaar, along with municipal staff travel to some of the wards in Namobuddha to distribute social security allowance to people who aren't able to travel to the bank, because of old age, disability or illness.
The staff at Namobuddha Municipality put a clause in their contracts with the bank, that there would be coordination between the two agencies to distribute the cash at the doorstep, for people like Ram.