My name is Davlatbegim. I graduated from the Aga Khan School of Osh this year and entered the American University of Central Asia, Department of Psychology.
I have studied all the subjects in the English language during the past seven years at the Aga Khan School. Another reason is that AUCA is famous for unconventional methods of education, and there is no corruption, which is very important for me.
AUCA is a university that gives a person great opportunities in the future. But the tuition fees are unaffordable for my family, because only one member of my family is employed.
It would be very difficult for me to focus on studying if I know that my family has to think on where to find money for my studies. Apart from that, I have two more sisters, and my older sister is studying at the faculty of Medicine of the State University in Osh.
My mother pays for her, too, so I need a KIVA loan to cover at least part of my tuition fees.
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.