Buy a home, Give a home

02/21


Vancouver firm promises to build home in Third World for every local condo sold.

Based on the highly successful TOMS Shoes model for social enterprise, two Vancouver businessmen have started a real-estate gifting program with the lofty aspiration of providing 30,000 homes by 2020 to people living in Third World squalor.

A few years ago Sid Landolt and Peter Dupuis happened to be on a airplane with Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes, a highly successful program that with each purchase of a pair of shoes, a second pair is donated to a child in need.

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