Driven by a commitment to social good, Thomas Consultants sponsored wells in Cambodia through local charity partners in 2011 and 2013. This project delivers clean water to vulnerable villages plagued by contaminated supplies and natural arsenic in the soil.
Our Involvement over 6 Years
In 2017 our company had the opportunity to sponsor a well again. Mark and Janice Somerville are a kiwi couple living in Cambodia, making a significant difference to the community they live in. Our Managing Director, Richard Thomas knows the couple well and they managed the well project, as well as many other great initiatives there.
Thomas Consultants first started sponsoring wells in Cambodia because many of the projects we support in Auckland relate to water in some way (eg: stormwater, streams, water supply, ground water, flooding). In 2011 when we first supported the charity it coincided with a news story of a local Auckland school student who had been to Cambodia, and she spoke about the problem she had seen with their clean water supplies.
Cambodia’s Water Challenges
In Cambodia, the fight for clean water is a daily struggle. While monsoon rains may flood the land, they often contaminate supplies. Rural villages rely on uncertain wells or surface water, risking illness with each sip. In urban areas, aging infrastructure and rapid growth strain resources, leading to shortages and unreliable access. This precious resource remains a precarious ‘gift’ for many Cambodians.
Supporting Auckland Communities
As well as supporting initiatives such as this, Thomas Consultants are part of the Auckland community meaning we offer more than just consulting services. While limitations sometimes dictate our response, we strive to be a reliable partner whenever possible. This is because we believe businesses and communities flourish together which in turn, help New Zealand thrive.
You can learn about the communities we are involved in (but not limited to) on our Community Involvement page.