Mohamed Raza Suleman Bhimji
Throughout his life, Raza enjoyed immense warmth and affection from those that knew him. As the eldest of nine brothers and sisters, he experienced responsibility from an early age.
Raza was born into a business family in the northern port city of Bukoba, near Lake Victoria, Tanzania. He saw child poverty around him from an early age and never forgot how fortunate his own childhood was.
Encouraged by World Vision's values, he had sponsored children for many years and left a bequest to World Vision in his Will.
His son recalls, “My father would almost certainly have been inspired by the fact that despite being a Christian charity, World Vision is an organisation that helps children of all faiths all over the world”.
Inspired by Raza’s generous nature, members of his family have continued to honour his memory by supporting children’s charities including World Vision.