William Kamkwamba is a boy who had nothing but a bunch of spare parts, an old library book on electricity, and proceeded to bring electricity to his village via windwills.
I first came across the story of William Kamkwamba when I heard about this event showcasing these activist-type short documentaries called World Pangea Day. I posted my favorite shorts on my original blog.
Yeah, yeah, you probably heard him talk on TED, and now it's just so cool, trendy, and sophisticated to know who William Kamkwamba is.
Today, he's 22, and a student at Dartmouth here in the United States. He continues projects to bring electricity to villages in Malawi.
He updates his blog regularly at: http://williamkamkwamba.typepad.com/