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Burul is a student of the American University of Central Asia, department of Sociology; her story is below.

“I think that education is the most important thing in life, if a person wants to be successful. The last year was a very important period in my life, because I finished a preparatory program, and I had to decide which profession I would choose for my future.

The idea to enroll in the American University of Central Asia has been in my mind for a long time. I wanted to study at AUCA since I was twelve, because I heard that it is a unique institution and that I can get a high quality education there.

AUCA is the only university in Central Asia with such a great method of education. Now I am happy to study at AUCA, in the department of Sociology. From an early age I have been interested in humanities, as well as different societies and cultures. Therefore, I chose Sociology as my future and want to obtain a Master's Degree in Europe or the United States, similar to many AUCA graduates. I would like to do an internship or find a job. However, after spending 3-4 years abroad, I would like to come back to Kyrgyzstan and work here.

I had a big desire to study at AUCA, but my family cannot afford to fully pay the tuition fees. So I would like to take an opportunity of applying for a Kiva loan, which is given to each student at AUCA.”

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
  • 61
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  • $12,018,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD