Orke's story Aba Roba, Ethiopia Orke Otta and her seven children live in Abba Roba, in the Konso district of Ethiopia. She told us that before WaterAid started working in her village, her family suffered from giardia, a parasite transmitted in dirty water, which causes chronic diarrhoea. A round trip to collect water took around four and a half hours, and Orke's children would often have to wait until someone had collected water for their first drink of the day. People from the village had been bitten by snakes and died, or fallen and injured themselves when collecting water in this way. Orke had to make the journey even while pregnant. She told us how she went into labour on the way back from the water source, "I really felt worried because when I gave birth the child just fell on the stone. I didn’t think the child was okay, so I said please take her to the clinic; here she will die because we have nothing and it is very dangerous."