Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba story
February 24, 2012
William Kamkwamba, born in a village in Malawi, was 14 years old when he became fascinated with the idea of building a windmill after looking at a bookon energy at a library he frequented when his family could no longer afford the school fees.
Although he could not read the English text, he gleaned enough to build a crude windmill that produced 12 volts and powered 4 lights, bringing electricity and a water pump to his impoverished, famine stricken village.
This is an astounding modern day fairy tale, and in this video
our hero William tells us how it all happened.