Rieter is donating CHF 100,000 to support relief efforts for victims in Pakistan following the devastating floods of the 2022 monsoon season. Aid will focus on rebuilding schools and helping local health clinics to protect the most vulnerable people.
The catastrophic floods displaced nearly eight million people, killed more than 1,500 – including hundreds of children – and put millions of lives at risk, according to the United Nations.
The money will be donated equally to two local non-governmental organizations, the Citizens Foundation and ZMT Clinics. Citizens Foundation was founded in 1995 with a mission to provide education to underprivileged children. The Foundation is now helping to rebuild the schools destroyed by the floods. ZMT clinics aim to support the development of a comprehensive primary healthcare system in Pakistan. They are currently setting up clinics to provide medical aid to flood victims.
Rieter selected these organizations together with its partners in Pakistan. The two aid organizations were chosen based on their ability to deliver rapid and effective relief where it is most needed. Pakistan is a major textile hub, with textiles accounting for 60% of the country’s exports. Rieter has been present in Pakistan since 1969.
. Rieter donates CHF for support the victims of the floods Pakistan