For every Ideal Developments house sold in Toronto, the foundation builds a house in areas of Sri Lanka that are rebuilding after the country’s civil war. The organization started by building homes in Mr. Nadarajalingam’s birthplace and so far has built 36 houses in the country. Ideal Hope has also built 10 houses in an area of India affected by flooding.
Mr. Omkarananda, who runs the foundation, said the charity plans to build as many as 1,000 houses (each costs about $4,000) in three years.
“Our mission is to help people affected by war or natural disaster,” he said. “So many people really need help.”