Construction has the potential to become a major component of a prosperous village economy. It is possible to build beautiful homes with locally available materials such as mud, clay straw or bamboo. The homes are extremely sturdy,very comfortable (cool in summer, warm in winter) and can cost as little as $100 per month for a 1000 sq. ft home. They are easy to rebuild or expand. Poor villagers will get the opportunity to live in a beautiful home immediately, with a number of innovative mortgage financing programs.