Saikal is a student of the American University of Central Asia, department of International and Comparative Politics. She is requesting a loan to pay for her university education. Here is her story:
“My name is Saikal. To achieve my goals in life, it is necessary for me to obtain an education after graduation of secondary school. Unfortunately, I and my family do not have enough resources to provide the necessary finances due to limited financial income. Therefore I am applying for Kiva loan, as this is a good opportunity to pay for my higher education. I have worked diligently to maintain excellent grades and had the highest GPS among other students in my class throughout 11 years of study, which is given on my transcript in details. For my achievements I received a 50% discount on the tuition fees, which I am very grateful of. I am very well prepared for the specialization I chose and my special efforts were dedicated to my further studies at the American University of Central Asia. I tried my best to achieve best results not only on advancing my literacy in English language, but other skill as well. I am sure my effort will be considered and help me in pursuing my studies at AUCA. I very much hope that I will be one of candidates to get some financial aid for my studies, which will make my dream come true. The American University of Central Asia has been the university of my dreams for years and I do not want financial restrictions to be a barrier for my future success.”
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.