This is Mahabir Pun. Fed up with the fact that he had to hike for two days whenever he wanted to check his email, he decided to connect his home town of Nangi to the Internet. This video explains how he did it.
Produced by Clemens Purner, the video describes how Pun struggled, and succeeded, in the face of criticism and lack of hardware to build a wireless network in rural Nepal. In the process, he’s raised the region’s standards of health, education and prosperity — as well as its ability to send email. It’s a wonderful and inspiring video, that’s well worth a watch. [Vimeo]