Nestlé partners with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to aid flood relief and rehabilitation in Pakistan.
Nestlé Pakistan has committed CHF 388,000 in cash and field resources to the project, while SDC Pakistan has contributed CHF 200,000.
Ian J. Donald, Managing Director for Nestlé Pakistan, announced the Company’s continuing commitment for flood relief in Pakistan alongside André Huber, Country Director, for SDC Pakistan.
The joint project – signed on October 7 – is set to benefit around 10,000 people in 1,000 households in eight village clusters in Southern Punjab, to revive their agriculture, water resources and livestock for sustainable livelihood.
The project will provide one month’s basic rations for 10,000 people, one month’s feed concentrate for 2,000 dairy animals, and vaccinations and veterinary support for 14,000 cattle such as cows and buffalos.
In addition, the project will provide around 400 water hand pumps that will be refurbished for domestic use, 20 motorised water tube wells at central locations will be used for agriculture and water filtration plants. Most importantly, seed and fertilizers will provided to be used on 1,000 acres of land for crops and 1,000 acres of land for fodder.
Also, three medium sized water filtration plants are planned to provide clean drinking water to approximately 15,000 people in the same project area.
The initiative is directly managed and implemented by Nestlé's employees from Corporate Affairs, Technical Personnel and the Agri-Services Department, with input from SDC, to ensure that the aid effort reaches the most vulnerable people in the flood-affected areas in Southern Punjab.
September 15, 2010
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
FARMING ASSISTANCE: Nestlé Pakistan have set up over 100 veterinary camps to vaccinate cattle and provide advice on animal healthcare.
Nestlé has committed a further CHF 240,000 for the first phase of the recovery efforts.
In addition to the previous donations from Nestlé Pakistan and other Nestlé markets and employees, this now brings the Company’s total cash contribution to over CHF 500,000.
The new funds will be used to aid agricultural recovery and to build water filtration plants, thereby helping address the need for clean drinking water.
Nestlé’s tankers will continue to deliver drinking water to the affected people for the next two months, while more than 150,000 rural dairy farmers have to-date been given assistance with food, drink and animal vaccines.
August 31, 2010
PAKISTAN AID EFFORT: Nestlé supplies tankers to deliver drinking water to affected areas
Today Nestlé Pakistan supplied 12 milk tankers, with a capacity of 10,000 litres each, for the delivery of drinking water to flood affected areas. Water will be delivered twice a day through relief organisations.
To help with the long-term rehabilitation of water supplies, Nestlé Pakistan plans to work with partners in activities such as installing wells and hand pumps.
Nestlé Pakistan has also set up over 100 veterinary camps in the affected areas to vaccinate cattle and improve animal healthcare.
In addition to the PKR 24 million (around CHF 288,000) donated from Nestlé Pakistan, a further PKR 20 million (around CHF 285,000) has been sent from the Nestlé headquarters in Switzerland.
Current estimates indicate that more than 20 million people have been displaced since the flooding almost one month ago.
August 25, 2010
HELP ARRIVING:A Nestlé Pakistan employee hands out food to a community struck by flooding.
Nestlé Pakistan’s donations now amount to PKR 24 million (around CHF 288,000). The money is being used to provide and distribute food parcels of milk, bottled water and Maggi noodles to the communities around its milk collection points. More than 45,000 people have received these supplies to date. Farmer help centres have been set up at milk collection points offering advice to farmers and vaccinations for their cattle.
Locally, staff donations now amount to PKR 1.9 million (around CHF 23,000) with Nestlé Pakistan matching this amount. At the request of Nestlé Pakistan employees, this money is being used to provide family assistance kits of clothes, ground sheets and wheat, sugar and rice to some 1,250 families in the affected milk collection areas. Nestlé Pakistan is doubling this amount to provide assistance kits for a total of 15,000 people. Donations from employees in other Nestlé markets and at Nestlé headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, are also being allocated to this project.
August 18, 2010
Nestlé Pakistan has increased its aid to PKR 20 million (around CHF 244,000) to assist milk distributors and the farming families and communities that supply their milk.
Destroyed bridge in Swat valley, Pakistan
August 12, 2010
Nestlé Pakistan has pledged to donate PKR 15 million (around CHF 185,000) in food and beverages following the devastating floods in north-west Pakistan.
Nestlé Pakistan is distributing milk, water, juice and Maggi noodles to farmers and their families in the Northern Punjab region. In the most affected milk districts the Company operates in, it is also arranging vaccines for cattle and is helping communities that are linked to Nestlé Pakistan's milk collection sites and distributors.
In addition, Nestlé Pakistan is also providing support to the government for relief assistance.
Nestlé Pakistan has previously built schools and water stations in the area and is checking if these have been affected, with a view to repairing them.
The Company operations in Pakistan are functioning despite severe infrastructure challenges across the country. These are Pakistan’s worst floods in 80 years, killing more than 1,600 people and affecting a further 4 million including 2.5 million left homeless; with the monsoon season not yet over, further devastation is expected.