Peter Dupuis had already earned a worldwide reputation as a real estate entrepreneur and marketer when a chance meeting in 2010 with TOMS Shoes’ founder Blake Mycoskie took his life in a radically different direction. Inspired by Blake’s example and business model, Peter spent three years in a graduate program studying social entrepreneurship, modern philanthropy, slum housing and landfill communities.
In 2013, Peter and his business partner of 32 years, Sid Landolt, co-founded World Housing with a mission to leverage social impact as a strong differentiating factor for property developers. By developing a one-for-one model in the real estate market, they are now able to supply homes for some of the most impoverished people on the planet, allowing them to live safe, stable lives.
Children who grow up in safe, stable homes have greater freedom to pursue education, and raise the standard of living for themselves, their families, and future generations to come. World Housing homes cause a ripple effect. And those ripples change lives.