Bryan Mealer

Turbine Trash

After surviving a famine in Malawi, William Kamkwamba vowed to prevent his family from facing hunger again. So, he set out to build a windmill  ? out of trash!

Environment

A windmill that saves a village

In 2002, teenaged William Kamkwamba had a vision in the very poor African nation of Malawi: a little bicycle generator that powers a light, if connected to a windmill, could allow him to read his schoolbooks at night. On The Takeaway.

Environment

A windmill that saves a village

In 2002, teenaged William Kamkwamba had a vision in the very poor African nation of Malawi: a little bicycle generator that powers a light, if connected to a windmill, could allow him to read his schoolbooks at night. On The Takeaway.

Turbine Trash

After surviving a famine in Malawi, William Kamkwamba vowed to prevent his family from facing hunger again. So, he set out to build a windmill  ? out of trash!