As part of a church planting strategy by the Kenya Baptist Convention, houses are being built for families in need in Western Kenya. The recipients of the houses are determined by the village and village chief, working in conjunction with area pastors. Recipients are usually widows, women who have been abandoned by their husbands, or someone with a disability. Often these families are unable to keep their houses up to safe, sanitary standards. The cost of construction of a house, which is a simple African pole structure with tin roof, is $400 (US), which includes materials and the help of a small team of Kenyan builders. At completion, the local Kenyan pastors begin Bible studies in the homes with the goal of starting a church.