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Alima is a student of AUCA and here is her story:

“There are lots of reasons that motivate me to apply at AUCA. These reasons have generated a spiritual or emotional feeling in my self to choose AUCA for future education in order to fulfill my career objectives successfully. AUCA's acknowledgment and credibility in the education world would provide me a competitive edge over the other students. This university has tried with so many well-known and emerging organizations and government agencies so it would help me excel in my professional career.

The last year at high school I started thinking about my future profession. Sure enough, it was easy for me to choose my profession. There are a lot of universities in my country and they are different from each other. I decided to study at AUCA. Successfully I decided to first start from the New Generation Academy within AUCA, which helped me fill my educational gaps and it greatly prepared me to find myself and my future profession. I decided to study Journalism in the Mass Communications Department. Of course it was not easy to find my future profession but now I freely can say that I fell in love with this department. I have been introduced to lots of students from the JMC Department, they really gave me piece of advice how to study well and how to write clear articles. When I studied at school I was minister of media, and every day I had to write articles and take photos.

I am a sociable person. I have participated in different and useful programs such as “Access Micro scholarship program”. I am also an alumni of the program, “Technology age Girls” – where I am finalist of this project, “New Generation Academy”. I am well organized, responsible and patient, with goals to achieve.

Another great opportunity that AUCA gives to it's students is that it gives a loan to cover tuition fees. This loan is given through Kiva and all students entering AUCA are able to apply for it. I also have financial restrictions in my family and am applying for it.”

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

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $10,043,475
    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 Alima to pay for higher education.
5% repaid
Repayment Term
80 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 31, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: