Jul 19, 2021

Dear e-MFP Members,

It is with great sadness that the Board and the Secretariat of the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) have to inform you that our Board member Sachin Vankalas passed away on 15 July 2021. Sachin had been ill for several weeks due to complications associated with Covid. He was only 38 and leaves a young family. We are all deeply shocked and we are, of course, thinking first and foremost of his family.

Sachin was very active in several organizations in the inclusive finance sector. He was a true pioneer of inclusive finance in Luxembourg and beyond, and everyone who knew him recognised his unshakable commitment to always moving this sector forwards. 
Sachin joined our Board in November 2017. He was always thoughtful, rigorous and disciplined, and he made important contributions to the growth and success of e-MFP. We will always be thankful for all he did for our organisation and the community. We will remember Sachin as a positive, committed and inspiring person and will deeply miss him.
e-MFP’s heartfelt condolences go to his family for the tragic loss they have endured. 
The Board and Secretariat of e-MFP

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