A Malawian teenager named William Kamkwamba taught himself how to build a windmill out of junk and bring power to his village He then went on to build a second larger windmill to power irrigation pumps He did this all from books he read in the library Ultrafactstumblrcom WHOHAE WIND THE BOY OHARNESS nBryan Mealer Ekeabeth Zunon A ouwd sothond below nd ghzed at thi stranje machinc ultrafacts William had a dream of bringing electricity and running water to his village And he was not prepared to wait for politicians or aid groups to do it for him The need for action was even greater in 2002 following one of Malawi’s worst droughts which killed thousands of people and left his family on the brink of starvation Unable to attend school he kept up his education by using a local library Fascinated by science his life changed one day when he picked up a tattered textbook and saw a picture of a windmill Mr Kamkwamba told the BBC News website “I was very interested when I saw the windmill could make electricity and pump water “I thought ‘That could be a defense against hunger Maybe I should build one for myself’” When not helping his family farm maize he plugged away at his prototype working by the light of a paraffin lamp in the evenings But his ingenious project met blank looks in his community of about 200 people “Many including my mother thought I was going crazy” he recalls “They had never seen a windmill before” x In 2014 William Kamkwamba received his 4 year degree at Dartmouth College in Hanover New Hampshire where he was a student Fact Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts Meme

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