[Sdpg] Inspiring Ingenuity from Malawi/What we Can Learn from Rest of World/The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network sbpcnet at silcom.com
Tue Oct 13 08:39:56 PDT 2009

Wow, we are off to Malawi Africa to attend the International 
Permaculture Convergence (IPC9), hope we have a chance to meet this 
young man.  It is an example of what the world, especially the "3rd 
World" countries have to teach us with their ingenuity.  Hope you 
enjoy this post.
  Margie & Wes, SB Permaculture Network (blog will be on IPC9 
website, www.ipc9.org)

At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to 
power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, shares in his 
own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and 
Hope, by William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba recounts his mission to overcome famine and poverty 
in his village by building a windmill from a picture in a library book.

On The Daily Show:

On TED Conference talks:



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