Talea Miller

Talea is excited to combine her love for powerful storytelling and her digital strategy experience as Kiva's Content Manager. She comes to Kiva from the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she managed digital strategy for the foundation's consumer-focused PSA campaigns. Prior to that she was a reporter and producer at the PBS NewsHour for five years. At the NewsHour she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the developing world as part of the program's global health unit, covering a wide range of stories including the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, doctor shortages in Tanzania and the mistreatment of the mentally ill in Indonesia. In addition to being a news junkie, Talea enjoys photography, hiking and attempting to paint. She graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Journalism and is originally from Maryland. So she also knows a lot about horses.

Kiva Blog Updates

May 19, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
We are honored to announce a new member of our team, Martin Tschopp, as CEO of Kiva.  As co-lead with Kiva’s President and Co-founder, Premal Shah, Martin brings a skillset that will help Kiva grow our reach, maximize social impact and leverage technology in strategic new ways. 

Martin comes to Kiva after 12 years with eBay, most recently as the Vice President and General Manager of eBay Advertising. At eBay, he worked to build and grow marketplace... Continue Reading >>
Apr 28, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


Photo by Flickr user Oliver Whiteside

On April 25, the most devastating earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years claimed the lives of thousands of people and destroyed homes and cultural sites. The Kiva community’s thoughts are with the people of Nepal and all the families that have been affected by this tragedy.

Kiva reached out to our two partners in Nepal, Patan Business and Professional Women and SunFarmer, to express our support and check on the wellbeing of their staff and clients.

SunFarmer responded that their staff members... Continue Reading >>
Apr 23, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

We all want to come back from our trips with amazing photos that capture the spirit and scale of the places we visit. Follow these tips to get better results> Continue Reading >>
Apr 1, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


Myrian knew she would be an artist from the moment her grandmother placed a cool, smooth lump of clay in her hands as a child.

“The first time I touched the clay I said that this is going to be my profession, I will be an artisan,” Myrian says. Read her full story at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>
Mar 20, 2015 IN India


Like many women in India, Mukula was a child bride. Now she runs a weaving business with 2 employees out of the workshop in her home. Read her story here>

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Mar 12, 2015 KE Kenya

Pamela is a woman whose smile radiates confidence and joy. After the single mother found out she was HIV positive in 1999, that confidence was tested to the limits. But she was determined to continue to be a pillar of strength for her family and her community. Read her full story at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>
Mar 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
“I’m going to show his father that I’m worth more as a woman, that I don’t need a man at my side," said Lourdes. "And I’m going to prove it to my family as well who criticized me so much.”


This story is part of Kiva’s Dreams are Created Equal series. For the next month, we’ll be sharing stories of Kiva borrowers’ dreams and how they’re working towards achieving them. The first in our series comes from Asuncion, Paraguay. Read Lourdes's story at Kiva's Medium. 
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Jan 28, 2015 KE Kenya
Check out our latest post on Medium and see how Kiva borrower Jackline is creating an environment that encourages all her students to stay in school. 


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Jan 20, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


Biba, her class, and all of us at Kiva were blown away by the response to Biba's story of perseverance and spirit during a difficult battle with brain cancer. Nearly 3,700 lenders made a loan in Biba’s honor, raising $153,000 in loans for people around the world. Simply incredible.

Below is a thank you letter to lenders from Biba, who also shares the story of her inspirational students:

Several years ago, a few of my high schools students and I were sitting around after school discussing our desire to start a club that would utilize concepts we... Continue Reading >>

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