A true story of boy named William Kamkwamba born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger, and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. William , built wind turbine facing hurdles to power multiple electrical appliances using blue gum trees, bicycle parts, and materials collected in local scrapyard. Since then, he has built a solar-powered water pump that supplies the first drinking water in his village and two other wind turbines saving hundred of lives.
William Kamkwamba was born in a family of relative poverty and relied primarily on farming to survive.He used to earn money by repairing village radio’s . William was very much interested in education and more in science but in 2002, his country was stricken with a famine that left his family’s farm devastated and his parents destitute. Unable to pay the eighty-dollar-a-year tuition for his education, William was forced to drop out and help his family forage for food as thousands across the country starved and died His interest in learning made him to visit library. It was there he found his true love in electronics .He read about wind mills in a book named “ USING ENERGY “ and dreamed of building one that provide electricity and water to his village and change his life and people around him . many mocked him but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do.
He started building dynamo and he faced hurdles starting itself , country facing famine and his father , neighbours thought this idea doesn’t work Yet William refused to let go of his dreams. With nothing more than a fistful of cornmeal in his stomach, a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks, and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to bring electricity and water to his village . He used scrap metal, tractor metal for his dynamo he need one energy supplier . he asked his father but he refused because that cycle was their only thing that can feed them atleast one meal per day. William forged a crude yet operable windmill, an unlikely contraption and small miracle that eventually powered four lights, complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire . That made his father and whole village to keep trust oh him he then went for second machine turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine that loomed with every season.He brought water and there is no words to describe the happiness of villagers.
Soon, news of William’s “electric wind”–spread beyond the borders of his home, and the boy who was once called crazy became an inspiration to those around the world. He then awarded by so many . He got seat in his dreamed universities. “ TIME “ magazine listed him in “30 people under 30 changing the world ”.His book was selected as common books in many universities , required to inspire incoming students. Williams story inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual’s ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him. This story tells us necessity is mother of inventions.
Williams interest in learning , country femine , his determination , contributing his part to community will always inspire us . He is inspiration to so many who backsteps if they face hurdles .