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International Studies students set up their own NGO

Mahatma Gandhi’s quote “Be the change you wish to see in this world” was taken quite literally by some of our BA International Studies students, as they set up their own NGO, Positive Debt, in cooperation with students from Kyambogo University in Uganda. The NGO helps single mothers in Uganda with microcredits.

Positive Debt

Ohad, who is the driving force behind all of this, and whose idea it was to establish Positive Debt in the first place, travelled to Uganda over the Christmas holidays (joined later by his colleague and fellow-student Verena), to meet the Ugandan half of the team and the single mothers whom they are helping, as well as to get to know Uganda. He had an exhilarating and “very intense” experience, loved every minute of his trip and is looking forward to what the future has in store for Positive Debt!

If you are interested, and would like to find out more, visit and like Positive Debt on Facebook.

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