As a Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Nicolas is responsible for prospecting potential MFI partners and strengthening Kiva's presence in the region by conducting frequent due diligence visits. Nicolas joined Kiva in February 2010 after having spent two and a half years in Hong-Kong working for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Bank as a Financial Controller for all support functions in the Asia-Pacific region. Before that, he spent a year in Vietnam working for the French NGO 'Enfants du Mekong' as an Auditor & Operational Controller supervising more than 200 educational programs and ensuring the NGO's expansion. Nicolas is based in Lima and is half Peruvian by his mother. He holds a Master'€™s Degree from Paris Dauphine University in International Affairs and speaks fluent French, English and Spanish.

Kiva Blog Updates

Mar 28, 2017 PE Peru
Since the beginning of March, heavy rains in coastal regions of Northern Peru and in the Lima area have caused severe floodings leaving more than 90 people dead, 347 injured and 120,000 more homeless. This natural disaster is a consequence of El Niño, a climatic phenomenon that happens periodically and stems from the Pacific waters warming up and potentially having catastrophic consequences on coastal and mountainous regions of both Peru and Ecuador.

“Huaicos” (Quechua for ravine), a terminology used when landslides and massive floodings occur, have struck La Libertad, Lambayeque... Continue Reading >>
May 18, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
Nicolas Lafaye, Portfolio Manager South-America region

FODEMI is an Ecuadorian NGO partnered with World Vision International. They are headquartered in the city of Ibarra, in Northern Ecuador. This NGO was created back in 1995 with the mission of attending clients in the poorest parts of Ecuador. Through time, they have defined poor areas based on standards of extreme poverty, social exclusion & illiteracy rates...
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