Building Sustainable Housing in Haiti with Give Love’s Patricia Arquette
January 14, 2011
Actress and social activist Patricia Arquette co-founded Give Love with designer Rosetta Getty in response to the devastation from last year’s earthquake in Haiti. The group’s aim is to help families displaced by the tragedy by creating housing using sustainable, low-cost methods. “When you’ve worked in a tent camp, it’s incredible to see the difference in kids’ lives when they have a safe place to be,” Arquette says of the shift from post-earthquake makeshift housing to a more permanent solution brought by Give Love. Give Love also focuses on providing eco-friendly sanitation solutions to a region that desperately needs an answer. A year removed from the earthquake, Give Love is using locally sourced, replicable materials to change lives, create nutrient-rich, pathogen-free soil and in turn cure disease.