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Kuban is a student of AUCA, department of Anthropology. Here is his story.

“I have always wanted to study at AUCA, because I see how its students differ from graduates of other universities. Students of AUCA are determined, active, curious and eager to learn and they are capable of free thinking. AUCA provides its students with priceless knowledge and practical experience. They are the ones who can totally change the future of our country.

"I always wanted to study in the department of Anthropology, because I realize how much our country needs foreign experience in this field. Local and foreign professors conduct classes providing the most modern tools to the students. Development Anthropology is the field which interests me the most, and I am sure that studying at AUCA will help me to become a good specialist in this field. After graduation I am planning to pursue my Master’s Degree, which will help me to develop a business. I hope to be a great help to my family, and most importantly to my country and even to the whole Central Asia.

"Besides all the above mentioned the AUCA gives a unique opportunity of loan for studies. So, I am applying for a loan too, which is given through Kiva. It will help 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
  • 73
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $10,938,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Kuban to pay for his higher education.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
81 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2013
Nov 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 1, 2014