Moving Windmills Project supports Malawian-run rural economic development and education projects in Malawi, with the goals of community economic independence and self-sustainability; food, water and health security; and educational success. Moving Windmills Project is inspired by the story of William Kamkwamba, a remarkable young man from a remote village north of Malawi’s capital city. Forced to drop out of school due to lack of funds, William turned to self-education and, after seeing a picture of a windmill in a textbook, decided to build one to power his family’s home.
Moving Windmills Objectives
Your contributions provide essentials—from water to irrigation to books and scholarships in William Kamkwamba’s village in Malawi. Learn more.
We are expanding our award-winning short film, Moving Windmills, into a documentary feature. Learn more and watch the short film.
A moving tale of one boy’s struggle to create a better life, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is William’s amazing story. Learn more.