Dear Marouschka Buyten, a good friend of mine, a Trustee, someone of unique character…..

Thank you for the endless support. The launch of the Investment Fund relied on your meaningful contributions. I still remember the last draft of the “Trust Deed” we developed in your house at Kacyiru. Sincerely, I have been so happy and thankful that I met you and worked with you within that meaningful time.

The Fund has been successfully launched and everyone was impressed. Thank you for the contribution…and the continuous support.

Fidele Nsengiyaremye, Executive Secretary GAERG/G-IDF, Rwanda

I was coached and guided by Marouschka for almost a year in developing MyStory which is an initiative I founded with my 3 colleagues to inspire young people to follow their passion through storytelling. With her coaching, we were able to run different public events aimed to empower young people to overcome challenges of following their passion. Marouschka has also helped MyStory to have a plan of action that lifted our initiative to the next stage of development and she helped the team to have advanced skills of communication that helped us to reach to different organisations for partnerships.

Emmanuel Nshimiyimana, co-founder MyStory, Rwanda

I reported to Marouschka while working in Rwanda. Marouschka is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and passionate about the work she does. While working with her, I have learned a great deal and her guidance provided me with lifelong lessons. She is caring, patient, and has worked in diverse environments, which makes her a perfect fit for any position. Any organization that Marouschka chooses to work for, will be lucky to have her. She was one of the best managers I had.

Maida Omerovic, Survivors Fund, Rwanda

Marouschka really helped me to clarify my thinking and identify practical steps to move forward with the things I most wanted to achieve. Her support was very valuable as I negotiated a complex career transition and I was very grateful to have her on my support team!

Ruth Rennie

While we have worked together, Marouschka has demonstrated to be a dedicated person who is very committed to work and get things done with good quality. She is very open and straight forward, very professional with tremendous experience in governance as well as legal aspects. Her advisory approach is coaching and empowering, intended to make use of and strengthen local knowledge and experience.

Chuon Chhonn, Coordinator WGPD, Cambodia

Marouschka has demonstrated a high level of ability to work together with different people, patience to the needs of the organisation and good knowledge of the challenges of local governance. She is always professional and has shown high levels of commitment to her work. I would recommend to work with her.

Pok Sokundara, Secretary General National League of Local Councils, Cambodia