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Genoa teen completes humanitarian work in Africa

Amelia Ritger, 19, had a goal of changing just one person's life during her nine-week stay in Arusha, Tanzania.

Not only did she achieve her goal, but had a part in improving the lives of many Tanzanians by providing them with an inexpensive fuel source that can be turned into a business.

"You take loose sticks, leaves, charcoal dust, sawdust, add water and press them into donut-shaped briquettes that can be used for cooking," the 2011 Douglas valedictorian said. "If you make enough you can sell them. We taught them how to build the press and compost the materials and …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 5, 2012 07:11PM Published Sep 4, 2012 02:30PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.