Windmills in Africa

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Windmills in Africa

Postby Music City Mafia on Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:01 pm

Wow. What an amazing story

Some people see lemons and make lemonade. William Kamkwamba saw wind and made a windmill.

This might not seem like a mighty feat. But Kamkwamba, who grew up in Masitala, a tiny rural farming village off the grid in Malawi, was 14 years old in 2001 when he spotted a photo of a windmill in a U.S. textbook one day. He decided to make one, hacking together a contraption from strips of PVC pipe, rusty car and bicycle parts and blue gum trees.

Though he ultimately had big designs for his creation, all he really wanted to do initially was power a small bulb in his bedroom so he could stay up and read past sunset...
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Re: Windmills in Africa

Postby dahorns on Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:31 pm

inspiring story, thanks for posting
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