Nick was raised in Bend, Oregon and spent the majority of his youth either on Mt. Bachelor or fly fishing with his dad on the Deschutes. After graduating from USC with a degree in Philosophy, Nick started his career at General Electric within GE Healthcare’s Commercial Leadership Program. CLP is an 18-month rotational program focused on sales and marketing. After completing three rotations in Milwaukee and New York, Nick transitioned into a new role, closer to home, tasked with growing GE’s service and asset management business in San Francisco. When he’s not working, you can find him surfing at Ocean Beach, climbing in the Presidio or on food safari! After traveling to countries like Indonesia and Bolivia, where Nick has fallen in love with the people, the food, and the community, he has developed a deep desire to want to give back. As part of the Kiva Zip team in Kenya, Nick looks forward to furthering Kiva’s mission by creating cost-effective tools to get people the resources they need to improve their lives.

Fellows Blog Posts by Nick Quintong

Nov 29, 2013 KE Kenya

People say the train to Mombasa is a poor choice.  It is a 16 hr. ride on average (bus is 9 hrs), when or if it leaves the station. Nick-named the “lunatic express” the Kenya Railway was built nearly a century ago and got its name after going insanely over budget. During construction over 2,500 workers died (malaria, lions, exhaustion) in an attempt to expand access to East Africa’s interior.  Today the railroad runs between Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu. If it leaves the station and you have some flexibility in your schedule, it’s a beautiful way to see the Kenyan countryside.... Continue Reading >>