Meet Aaron Zuo, Plumber and Philanthropist

Aaron Zuo, CEO, Menwon Plumbing Drain Service LLC of Massachusetts (USA)

Mr. Aaron Zuo, a Liberian professional plumber based in the US, earns his living by doing one of the dirtiest jobs, but that doesn’t stop him from helping others. But what do plumbing and philanthropy have in common?

For him, giving back to the needy is his way of 'declogging' communities from the obturations of hardship, primarily through facilitating access to quality education and healthcare, especially in his native Nimba County.

This is something he does with no strings attached. He said his many donations and assistance have no political undertone. “I don’t intend to run for any political office. I am a professional plumber who enjoys what I do.”

A renowned Liberian professional and entrepreneur, Zuo is the CEO of ‘Menwon Plumbing Drain Service LLC of Massachusetts. For him, his desire is to continuously help promote quality education in Liberia and calls on all Liberians, including those in the country and the diaspora, to prioritize human capacity development.

Mr. Zuo, a native of Nimba County, is at the moment the only Licensed Liberian Professional Plumber trained in the US State of Massachusetts. He performs his profession in engineering coding in plumbing, which is the foundation for infrastructure development and water pollution, and health hazard control.  

After many years as a journeyman at Roto Rooter Plumbing and Drain Services, he established the Menwon Plumbing and Drain Service in 2019. The company has fast emerged as a top rated firm on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), YELP, Google, and other credible evaluation boards.

He calls on Liberians around the world to pursue education in different fields and compete with other nationals. “I can look back and only reflect on the challenge of integrating into the competitive US society some years back. I was just from the refugee camp in the Ivory Coast. Some of the teachers could barely understand my English well. But I did not give in to that. I pursued my dream and today I am a top CEO providing services and jobs too.”

Distribution of education and health care items donated by Zuo

He emphasized the importance of helping others in need because most people in Liberia have been in a web of poverty and some major help will be needed to change the situation.

Mr. Zuo has been involved with humanitarian works since his move to the US. In little over a decade he mostly focused on Education and Health assistance. He pledged that he and his wife (Rose Zuo) have placed that as a corporate responsibility for their company.

He has increased the capacity of his target group and his recent donation of school and non-school materials covers 10 clinics.

“I am doing this to encourage our brothers and sisters with the capacity to avoid politics and just help provide these basic necessities in our community. We have to, because things are getting embarrassingly difficult. Helping people gain education is a major step in getting out of poverty.” 

The list of beneficiaries includes clinics: Beo Yoolah, Kpiahplay, Gbei Vonwea,  Vayenglay, Karnplay, Give Them Hope, Duoplay Loguatuo and Younlay, as well as schools located in Twah-river, Garplay Inland School, Kpiahplay Inland School, Beo Yoolah Inland School, Kpiahplay Inland School, Kargou Trust Christian Academy Garplay, Vayenglay public school and deeper light School.

Others include; Partoaplay public school, Kpeituo public school, Soe Keiplay Public School, Beo Ganarglay Public School, Mah-Diaplay public school Gbehlay School, Karnplay Inland Academy Denton Baptist school, Karnplay Catholic school, Nazarene Solid Foundation, E. Free Elementary School, Corner School foundation, Bishop Fatumata Abiso, Gbanplay public school, Karnplay Muslim School, and Loelay Public School.