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.

Our Vision

Delivering sustainable solutions that fundamentally transforms disadvantaged communities.

Our Mission

Aqua-Africa has a dual mission. In Africa, our mission is to provide access to clean water for communities in need. In the Greater Omaha community, our mission is to bridge cultural gaps that exist in the community, helping youth with social and emotional growth.

Our Impact

Since 2011, Aqua-Africa has drilled twenty-five wells in South Sudan and constructed three water towers, and as a result saved residents thousands of collective hours manually transporting water. In the villages we’ve touched, those hours are now spent attending school, growing crops, and organizing elections.

In Omaha, Aqua-Africa's founder and team have visited over 30 schools and youth organizations telling the Aqua-Africa story and their experiences as immigrant Americans. Thousand of students have heard their impactful message.

Our Omaha Team

Buey Ray Tut

Aqua-Africa's Executive Director, Buey was born in South Sudan in a small village called Maiwut. Along with his family, Buey immigrated to the United States as a refugee at the age of 11. While attending University of Nebraska Omaha, he and his childhood friend, Co-Founder Jacob Khol, decided they wanted to help their homeland. They founded Aqua-Africa with plans to transform the way in which aid is administered to underdeveloped nations. Buey is a graduate of University of Nebraska Omaha. He majored in Economics and Political Science.

Dana Bradfield

Aqua-Africa's Operations Director, Dana is a long-time Omaha resident, having worked in the information technology field in the financial services industry for 41 years, 30+ in a management role. Dana joined the Aqua-Africa team in 2013 and supports the organization's back-office functions including procedure development, bookkeeping, tax preparation, and fundraising/event planning functions. Dana is the race director for the annual Aqua-Run awareness event the organization holds. "I've been blessed to help Aqua-Africa save lives and boost the standard of living for people living in extreme poverty", says Dana.

Mabior Acouth

Aqua-Africa's Program Director, Mabior ("Mo") is an immigrant and South Sudanese refugee. Mabior is experienced in customer service, planning and logistics having worked in the Nebraska beef industry for many years. Mabior served as a volunteer for Aqua-Africa for many years, before becoming an employee in January of 2019. Mabior oversaw geological survey activities and drilling activities in South Sudan during 1st quarter 2019, and will provide much of the on-site guidance for future construction projects.

Our South Sudan Team

Beatrice Safari Karlo

Aqua-Africa's Country Director, Beatrice started her early professional career as a guard for the Central Equatoria Prison. Her administrative and leadership aptitude allowed her to quickly move up in ranks to officer. In 2012, she was picked as the only woman to attend United Nations Professional Development Training in Canada. After three years of volunteer work as the Community and Government Liaison, Beatrice officially joined the Aqua-Africa team in January of 2014. Her efforts directly resulted in the successful implementation of twelve wells in Liria County. Beatrice currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Liria County Development Committee. She is an active member of her church and tirelessly works for the betterment of her community and South Sudan.