Hot Right Now: I didn’t choose the tug life, the tug life chose me (52 Photos)

Awesome kid builds windmill to power his village (19 Photos)

William Kamkwamba of Malawi was expelled from his high school for non-payment. At 14 years old he went to the library and started reading an American textbook called 'Using Energy.'

Using scrap parts and garbage, William set out to make a windmill which could provide electricity to his village. People thought the kid was nuts. Turns out he was just a genius. The windmill now brings power to many houses in his village. He's finishing another windmill to pump water for irrigation. Well played, William, well played.

  • Party Posse

    $1165522131350 spent in the war for oil (Irak)

  • Ahmed Mohamed

    Enter text right here!

  • Adam

    What a king. I am humbled and deservedly so
    Chive on William!

  • Matt Friend

    He was on THe Daily Show and has a book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

  • Nate

    Somebody get that kid into MIT!

  • sleek

    back then they didnt want me, now i got energy and they all on me

  • Adi

    One word: HERO

  • Bubba

    Pretty fucking awesome Will! Damn right you deserve your own post. You just combined practicality, sustainability, recycling and economy without hugging trees.

    Although I think is true motivation is to power his laptop to chive!

  • jess

    anything we can do to help this kid finish school? do you all have access to an address or something? thanks. i think education is a wonderful thing and apparently this kid has the ingenuity and skill to really succeed in life.

  • Jack Bauer

    This kid should be the new Bill Murray.

  • SantaBarbaraCoast

    This is GREAT! Love to see people overcome obstacles we literally take for granted!

  • Ellemar

    What a boss

  • Bear

    Kid sez " fuck you I'm a genius" then proves it. LOVE it!

  • Uncoached - Emma Glover Film Festival, How Dumb, and The Little Bully |

    […] the latest girl next door – [Bullz-Eye]Kid builds a windmill to power his village – [The Chive]The music festival guide to picking up chicks – [COED Magazine]This is the best tournament […]

  • Peter Bergman

    Good on ya son — now there is a google link to you.

  • Seo Dubai

    This is GREAT! Love to see people overcome obstacles we literally take for granted.
    Seo Dubai

  • Le nouvel impôt du jour est …l’impôt caché…! | Qui perd gagne

    […] Travaux de maintenance sur une Eolienne en Afrique […]

1 2 3
blog comments powered by Disqus