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

My name is Diana. This year I have graduated from my high school – Aychurok Kyrgyz-Turkish girls’ school. For most of the students the last year of school is the most crucial, as they have to decide what they are going to do in their life and choose the place to study that fits them the best. However, for me it wasn’t a difficult task since I had already decided that AUCA is the best place for my higher education. It is obvious that this university is one of the most prestigious, not only in our country, but also in the whole Central Asia.

I learned about AUCA when I was only in seventh grade. I decided to enroll at AUCA after high school. Since then I improved the level of my English language proficiency, because this is one of requirements of AUCA.

I think I fully meet AUCA requirements and really hope to get financial aid from Kiva, because it is unaffordable for my family to cover it fully.

As far as I know, the student life of AUCA is very vivacious and interesting. I am the one who always takes part in social life. I think I will be able to contribute to the social life of AUCA, making it more colorful and enjoyable, which will be a very good experience for me too. Moreover, I am a very diligent and determined student, and I am sure that I will be able to learn new subjects without any difficulties.

Now I am on the final step to reach my goal. I would really admire your understanding my situation and providing financial aid.

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
  • 60
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $11,295,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Diana to pay for higher education.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
81 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2015