Most rural Ethiopians walk up to four kilometres every day just to fetch water. Even then they canít be sure itís safe to drink. As a result, many people suffer from water-borne diseases and 15 percent of all deaths in Ethiopia are from diarrhoea, with the highest death rate among young children.
Diarrhoeal diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation, such as cholera, typhoid and dysentery, are common across the developing world - killing 5,000 children every single day. People suffering from these diseases, or caring for children who are ill from them, are often unable to work to earn money, yet face large medical bills.