By Olga Maltseva, Women Build PR Committee
India. Zambia. Kenya. What do these countries have in common? Among other things, an overwhelming dearth of decent, affordable homes for the millions who live on less than $2 a day.
Staci Summers, Women Build advisory board member, understands this need intimately. In her own words, Staci loves to “dive head-first into unfamiliar worlds,” and this is especially evidenced by her involvement in the Global Village program. In fact, she’s traveled to all three places – spending weeks at a time building homes for the world’s poorest citizens – during nearly two decades of volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity.
In addition to Global Village volunteer trips abroad, Staci has worked with local Habitat for Humanity chapters in every city she’s called home. No matter where her life has taken her – growing up in Pittsburgh, Washington, DC for graduate school, Baltimore to raise a family – Staci has stayed connected to the Habitat family.
After first getting involved in high school, Staci joined a Habitat chapter during her undergraduate studies at Allegheny College, served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at the Pittsburgh Habitat for Humanity chapter after graduation, and today, serves on the Women Build advisory board for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. Local or global, Staci keeps Habitat for Humanity close to her heart.
In her spare time, Staci loves to travel and entertain, right here in Baltimore. As for her next adventure? Another Global Village trip, of course – this one, to Nepal, in September of this year. To keep up with Staci, visit her website at http://globalstaci.com. And, to get involved yourself, visit www.habitatchesapeake.org.