MANO KAMALESON, son of Sam Kamaleson who is one of the founders of FMPB (Friends Missionary Prayer Band), died in a powerful explosion at a high-security rest and recovery compound in east Kabul killed four on Monday.
Three others died in the explosion and 90 people including 23 children were wounded in the explosion allegedly set off by Taliban.
Mano Kamaleson was serving as the chief operating officer of The First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB-A) in Kabul, Afghanistan. He had joined the FMFB-A only in April last year.
He was in-charge of the delivery of consumer banking, micro finance banking and small business banking. The bank had 40 branches with over 93,000 depositors. He was also on the board of the Bethel Agricultural Fellowship in Tamil Nadu.
Mano took his BA in Public Administration from Azusa Pacific University and had an MBA in International Finance from Claremont Graduate University.
Announcing his death, one of Mano’s friends commented: “I am deeply saddened tonight to learn of the death of a good friend and colleague. Mano… had dedicated his life to this mission—one we shared during our years working together in Chicago. This Monday a bomb went off next to his building in Afghanistan. Mano’s body was found yesterday.
Mano is survived by his wife, Nicole Martens Kamaleson. Mano’s sister Ruth Kamaleson Loisel works with World Vision, USA.