Total loan: $1,100


Bishkek, Chuy Province, Kyrgyzstan / Education

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Tolgonai's story

My name is Tolgonai. I graduated high school this year and enrolled in the American University of Central Asia. Investment is what drives economy – as an individual; my personal investments are in my education. I started school when I was five, without finishing kindergarten. All my life I have been a good student, participated in Olympiads and in school activities. Last year I was lucky to get a scholarship for an exchange year in America. High school might sometimes be boring, so in order to keep a balance between academics and entertainment, I have been looking for extracurricular activities after classes. I was involved in volunteering and students council. There was an organization where all school leaders participated. It concentrated on public health, environment protection, and local development. I enjoyed organizing all kinds of workshops for school students about health and teenage issues over three years. We also had summer camps. The most exciting project was raising money for local park recreation. I was also involved in Student Council as a Minister of Culture and was responsible for every cultural event that took place at school and I got a lot of skills. All the above mentioned will give me a good opportunity to be an active part of social life at the American University of Central Asia. Unfortunately my parents can’t afford full tuition at AUCA. My family is pretty big; it consists of six people. So I need a KIVA loan, because it will help me to think about education, to study well and not to think about finance.