Saltanat graduated from one of Bishkek's schools and enrolled in the American University of Central Asia, department of Business Administration, this year. AUCA has been her dream university for a long time.
Saltatnat lives in a family of six: her parents and three siblings. Her mother and one of her brothers work; their salaries are spent for the household needs, and also for the secondary school fees of the siblings. Her family can’t afford paying the tuition fees fully, therefore, she is applying for a Kiva loan to partially cover her tuition.
During her studies, Saltanat has been very active in extracurricular activities, such as dancing, organizing different events and taking an active role in the social life of her school. She attended dancing classes for five years, and together with her group, made performances on a few TV channels. She also was a show-man in the school festival of nation’s friendship on Nooruz (a national holiday).
The above mentioned experience and knowledge give Saltanat a confidence in her future studies. She hopes to bring new experience to the social life of AUCA, as well as gain new experience and knowledge herself.
AUCA gives a very good opportunity to all its students, as do loans for studies through Kiva. Saltanat takes this opportunity to apply for a Kiva loan, too, as it will help her to cover her tuition.
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.