On September 21, 2013 Ravindra Ramrattan was killed in the terrorist attacks at Westgate Mall, Nairobi, Kenya. Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, Ravi was working in Kenya to provide better access to financial services to those living below the poverty line for he genuinely believed that everyone regardless of their background should have equal opportunities to live comfortably.
Ravi was incredibly generous, humble, fearless and intelligent person. He greatly improved the lives of everyone who had the fortune of knowing him throughout his life. You can read more about his life and work on this blogpost -- http://developeconomies.com/travel-and-culture/a-tribute-to-my-friend-ravi-ramrattan/
-- his last employer's website -- http://www.fsdkenya.org/news/ravi_ramrattan.php
and this Tumblr page (password: lionofmumias) -- http://rememberingravi.tumblr.com/
In his memory, we hope to raise some funds that can be used by Ravi's family towards a charitable cause that they will choose to help his name live on. This may be a scholarship in his name for someone who is willing to continue the type of work Ravi dedicated his life and abilities to, poverty alleviation. This is something that will do some justice to the kind of life that Ravi chose to live.
Please contribute anything you feel comfortable with and share this fundraiser with your friends and family to spread the word.
For those of you all who have already donated to the fund I will like to express my deepest gratitude to you on behalf of Ravi's family.