Soulclap to Zafar Minhas for pointing me to the story of William Kamkwamba. William grew up amidst poverty and famine in rural parts of the African nation of Malawi. It turns out that 14-year old William wanted to light his village.
His journey shows the power of having a goal.
Kamkwamba used discarded motor parts, a PVC pipe and an old bicycle wheel, to harness one of the only resources available to the people of Malawi: wind.
This inspiring true story is documented in an autobiography titled, 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind'. There is also a documentary film project based on his windmill that is supported by an American nonprofit group called 'Moving Windmills'.