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The Malawian Windmill Innovator

William Kamkwamba

14 years old, Malawian innovator, William Kamkwamba built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap parts after he dropped out of school due to poverty.

His windmill did not only provide electricity, it also provides water to his home in rural Malawi.
Since then, he has built a solar-powered water pump that supplies the first drinking water in his village and two other windmills.

William’s windmill attracted international attention and his story has been chronicled in the 2013 award-winning feature-length documentary, William and the Windmill.
He has also released an autobiography, “The boy who harnessed the wind” which was selected as a required book for all incoming students at the Auburn University.

This is an achiever! Let’s celebrate him

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