Akmaral is a first-year student at the American University of Central Asia.
She wants to start a career in business. She is from Chuy, Kyrgyzstan, where she sees the problems of unemployment in her community. By studying at AUCA, Akmaral will be able to get the skills and inspiration she needs to be an entrepreneur for her community. Akmaral is also very active in sports. During her studies in high school, she was also very active in tourism and had a good reputation among her classmates. Akmaral was very sociable and active in other social activities at school. Therefore, Akmaral could play an active role in the extracurricular activities of AUCA, where she could practice her leadership skills.
Akmaral is not able to afford full tuition at AUCA, that's why she needs a KIVA loan to cover it.
After graduation, Akmaral will be able to become independent. Thus, she will help both her parents and her community.
About American University of Central Asia
The American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary university in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Founded in 1993 with the support of the United States Government and the Open Society Institute, it provides a unique American-style liberal arts curriculum for top students in the region.
About 90% of AUCA students receive financial aid of some sort. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to supplement financial aid packages with loans offered to students starting their freshman year at the university.