Empowering the communities that we operate in is a value we hold dearly. This has been extensive at THIRSTI, first in the form of job creation and a rigorous training programme to upskill people who were previously unemployed in the local community.
However, as a South African brand we are passionate about all South African communities so when disaster strikes, and access to clean drinking water becomes vital, we make it our mission to get involved. THIRSTI has been built on a vision of bringing clean, quality water to the people of Africa, below are some of the ways we have been able to assist various communities, bringing relief in a time of great need.
Knysna was left reeling after the recent devastation of the fires that tore through its town, evacuating more than 10 000 people from their homes. The Western Cape coastal town was already struggling with province-wide water shortages, and after the fires, access to clean drinking water was severely impacted.
We sent down over 31 500 litres of Natural Spring Water, to Shoprite Checkers in Knysna, which was the base for Gift of the Givers. They distributed the water to those impacted, making sure that clean drinking water was available to those who needed it most.
We teamed up with Operation Hydrate, Shoprite Checkers and Mango Airlines in the midst of one of South Africa’s worst drought in decades to ensure communities across South Africa had access to drinking water. Providing over 336 000 litres of water to communities desperate for access to water.
No-one Goes THIRSTI on the South Coast
In November 2015, South Coast residents had undrinkable, salty water coming out of their taps.
Our MD, Rob Hoatson read about their plight on the news and we decided to donate a truck containing over 36, 000 litres of water to people in the town to make sure that drinking water was available.