Total loan: $1,100


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Talas, Talas Region, Kyrgyzstan / Education

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Aizada's story

Aizada is an 18-year-old freshman in the International and Comparative Politics Program at AUCA. She is applying for a Kiva loan to pay for her bachelor's degree at AUCA. Aizada came to study at AUCA from the Talas region of Kyrgyzstan. In her village, she lives with her father, mother and sisters - one older and one younger. Her family members are ordinary farmers: they rent land and grow beans, potatoes, corn, etc. Like any farmer's destiny, their income depends on good weather and a good harvest, since they sell the harvested crops. In the beginning, Aizada didn’t believe that she could enter a university as prestigious as AUCA, because the entrance exams were held in English. Thanks to her good high school education, she was able to pass them and became a freshman. While preparing for the exams, Aizada’s father cheered her up by saying that his daughters shouldn’t be a farmer like him, as he couldn’t provide them a good life and the promise of a bright future. He used to say that making Aizada’s life good or bad is in her hands. She can obtain success and a better life by herself, by getting a good education and trying her best in this life. Aizada is all too thankful for her father’s advice and now hopes to continue her studies at AUCA with the help of a Kiva loan. She says that her parents’ income is just enough for her living, food and transportation expenses, but is not enough for the university fee.