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Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba story

 

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.