Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba Story

Bonnie Johnson's Post“Queues of people start lining up at my house to charge their mobile phone.  I could not get rid of them.  And the reporters came too, which lead to bloggers and which lead to a call from something called TED.  I had never seen an airplane before.  I had never slept in a hotel.  So, on stage that day in Arusha, my English lost,  I said something like,”I tried.  And I made it.”
So I would like to say something to all the people out there, like me, to the Africans, and the poor who are struggling with your dreams, God bless.  Maybe one day you will watch this on the Internet.  I say to you, trust yourself and believe.  Whatever happens don’t give up.  Thank you.” – William Kamkwamba

This young man is such an inspiration.  His simple determination is what moved me the most I think.

Visit his website. or if you’re looking for a great gift idea why not purchase a copy of his new book:



4 thoughts on “Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba Story

  1. Pure genius! This is one young man who wasn’t going to let circumstance hold him back. Don’t have electricity? Hmm, I’ll make my own. Now, where’s that book?
    It takes a special mind to believe that anything’s doable if you try. Good for him. Amazing, actually.
    I wish him and his community great success with whatever he plans for the future. I see bright things!

  2. That is such an incredible story Bonnie! Huge smile while watching this video !! A deep down good feeling ! I loved the look on his face when he was looking out at all the city building!

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