How to Help

A drop in the bucket is what we're looking for

Aqua-Africa’s mission depends on the financial support we receive from our donors. Tackling the water shortage in South Sudan requires a ground swell of support and contributions of all sizes are welcomed and appreciated. Whether a donation amounts to a drop, a bucket, or a reservoir, it represents another step in achieving our goals.


Collectively, the methods that Aqua-Africa uses to manage its business differentiate the organization from other National non-government organizations (NGOs) operating in South Sudan. Aqua-Africa has operated continually in the country since South Sudan gained its national independence in 2011,  and Aqua-Africa has skillfully avoided civil unrest, while keeping its vendors and employees safe during service delivery.

  • Women’s Empowerment

    In developing countries like South Sudan, women and girls handle most of the family’s water collection duties. As a result, they spend fewer hours in school classrooms and have lower levels of academic achievement than their male counterparts. Often, this results in fewer economic opportunities for women, and more limited …

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  • Village Supplier Water Towers

    In 2014, Aqua-Africa was approached by civil engineer, Mike McMeekin, the then CEO of Lamp, Rynearson Engineering about the construction of solar-powered “Village Supplier” water towers as an alternative to the hand-pump water solutions being provided by the organization. Mr. McMeekin’s proposal made a lot of sense. The high capacity …

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  • Operational Transparency

    As a non-profit organization, Aqua-Africa, is committed to transparency, both in its finances and operations. In March of 2023, Aqua-Africa invited guests from Water for People, a global nonprofit working in nine countries across Latin America, Asia, and Africa, to visit South Sudan to perform an “audit” of Aqua-Africa’s operational …

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  • Modern Survey Techniques

    When scoping locations for their “Village Supplier” water towers and water systems, Aqua-Africa often uses drone technology to construct their survey maps. Maps produced include elevation details that help the organization select the best tower locations and water distribution points. Aqua-Africa seeks to minimize water collection times by building water …

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  • Project Management

    Aqua-Africa uses state of the art tools and technology to plan its projects. Program Director, Mabior Acouth, performs most of the required planning. The organization relies upon local craftsman and subcontractors to perform construction tasks, but the implementation efforts are led by Aqua-Africa’s on-site personnel, who direct and approve all …

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  • Board Engagement

    Aqua-Africa believes in the importance of Board involvement. Here, Aqua-Africa Board Chair, Dr. Lyn Graves, meets with Manohar Reddy of The Great Ruaha Drilling Company in Juba, South Sudan to inspect their water drilling rigs. Ruaha is Aqua-Africa’s longest and most trusted services supplier in South Sudan. #withoutwaternothingcangrow