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Marzhana is a student at AUCA. This is her story.

My name is Marzhana. I have finished high school with golden medal this year. Only merit students are awarded the golden medal in the Kyrgyz Republic. I had excellent scores during my studies at high school and therefore I have been awarded the Diploma of Excellence each academic year.

My strong educational background gave me an opportunity to succeed in entrance exams to AUCA's Business Law Department.

I also took an active part in social life: In 2005 I was attending an art school, where I learned drawing very well. In 2007 I attended at the School of Music, where I learned vocal. I also have experience in dancing, and eventually I became an instructor at one of the dancing clubs, Let’s Dance Studio. As AUCA gives a good opportunity to take part in social and extracurricular activities, my experience will allow me to play an active role in it.

At our school there also was an organized club of debaters, where I took an active part. As a result I was awarded the title “The best debater of the school.”

I am sure all the above-mentioned experience I gained during my studies will give me an opportunity to become a valuable student at AUCA.

I live in a family of four: my mother, my sister, my cousin and I. The only breadwinner of my family is my mother. She works at the Ministry of Justice. My older sister is also a student and studies at the National University of Kyrgyz Republic. Her studies are also expensive, so it would be difficult for my mother to fully cover my tuition fees. My cousin, whose mother lives and works in Moscow, also lives with us, and my mother is the one taking care of him. He is a student of eighth grade.

I believe that American University of Central Asia is my future and I hope to get a financial support, which will allow me to cover my tuition fees.

Additional Information

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.

About Kyrgyzstan

  • $2,500
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $11,295,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,100 helped Marzhana to pay for higher education.
7% repaid
Repayment Term
81 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: