His name is William Kamkwamba, and his story is nothing short of remarkable. From one of the donated books in his primary school he saw a picture of a windmill. Using scraps from a local junkyard in Malawi, he created something that harnessed the wind and changed his life. This is Will's story in sound and time-lapse photography. It was produced in Malawi and South Africa for publication on thestar.com. "William and the Windmill" 3:14 (Open on a light switch) Will (VO): I built the first windmill in 2002. I was 14 years old. Music: Up and under, xylophone and drums. (Cut to village scene) Super: Wimbe, Malawi. (Cut to Will) Will: When I started, lots of people in my area thought I was going crazy. (Cut to shots of the windmill and the village) Will: Now they appreciate it. The time I started building was the time I dropped out of school because my parents didn’t have any money to send me to school because of the drought. (Cut to parents, back to Will) Will: I saw a picture of a windmill in a book. Even though it didn’t say how to build, in the pictures I see it will generate electricity and could pump water, for me it meant irrigation. That could be a second crop. I said if I can build it will help with the hunger. I went to a junk yard and collected my pieces. I put everything together. (Cut to a windmill as William climbs up to the top) Will: Having light in the home of my parents meant we didn’t have the kerosene lamps that make smoke and make people sick. Now no more coughing in the family. (Cut to the family standing outside the home bathed in light from the house) Will: For me, I think, I don’t think it was difficult.