Karina Sandoval worked as a consultant for the Trade Commission of Peru in the Netherlands from October to December 2015. We can confirm with great satisfaction that in a crucial moment and within a short period of time, she managed to convince a considerable number of Dutch companies to participate in our Sustainable Business Roundtable. Furthermore, she led the media-engagement process, and assisted us with the organization of the matchmaking sessions while providing ad-hoc solutions to challenges typical of a high-level event of this nature.
Karina has proven to be a hard working professional with excellent communication and leadership skills. Her work has contributed greatly to the success of our goals and we look forward to commissioning her again.
Stars Foundation’s efforts to understand and engage with potential co-funders in Latin America were significantly advanced through Karina Sandoval’s excellent work. Karina brought extensive networks, robust research and represented Stars very effectively through first contacts with stakeholders in the region. We would not hesitate to commission her again and indeed look forward to doing so.
In the summer of 2015 Sense International engaged with IFC for a crucial piece of fundraising market analysis for its Peru programme. IFC’s wide offered the joint expertise of a European-based Peruvian Fundraising specialist, Karina Sandoval, and an in-country practitioner, Paola Cassana, which meant that both our head office team in the UK and our in-country team in Lima had a close point of contact, making communication easy and effective. The whole process from agreeing the methodology, outputs and timetable was handled flexibly and smoothly.
Karina’s friendly professionalism, openness and great communication skill made a quite complex and time-restricted undertaking a stress-free and positive experience, while her clear in-depth knowledge and expertise of the Peruvian Fundraising landscape in particular, but also of the international NGO environment and programme work in general, inspired confidence in the quality and reliability of the outputs being presented. The final report was well-presented, and provided the level of information and detailed analysis needed for making a strong case for Fundraising investment, which we could not have reliably recommended to our Board without IFC’s contribution.