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US-Zimbabwean Beauty Queen Sponsors Fundraiser To Fight Cholera

Touched by the plight of cholera victims in Zimbabwe, the reigning 2008 Miss Zimbabwe USA Charmaine Zonde has organized a social event Friday evening to raise funds and heighten awareness of devastating impact a cholera epidemic has had on her home country.

Proceeds from the evening of international music and dance at the K Street Lounge were to go to the Hear the Word ministries in Zimbabwe, Zonde said.

The 20-year-old nursing student at Northern Virginia Community College told Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe she is saddened by the epidemic as the disease could quickly be controlled if clean water and health systems were restored.

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