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Habitat for Humanity International names Etweda A. Cooper to Board of Directors

Habitat for Humanity International names Etweda A. Cooper to Board of Directors

AMERICUS, Ga., Feb. 19, 2003 — Etweda A. Cooper, secretary general of the Liberian Women Initiative, has been elected to Habitat for Humanity International’s Board of Directors. Cooper was chosen to become part of the 31-member board, which oversees the organization’s mission of building simple, decent housing in partnership with people in need throughout the world.

Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in French and German at the University of Berne in Switzerland and also attended Ecole Schulz in Geneva, Switzerland. Since that time, Cooper has served as vice chair of Women NGOs Secretariat of Liberia, member of the board of directors of the Rural Women Association and as treasurer of the True Whig Party. In her current position as secretary general of the Liberian Women Initiative, Cooper oversees the management of all the organization’s activities, including fund raising and programming.

Members of the HFHI board receive no compensation for their voluntary service. Board members typically serve two terms with three years in each term period.

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Founded by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 3,000 communities in 87 nations have built and sold more than 125,000 homes to partner families with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.