East Meets West/Thrive Networks has been operating in Vietnam for 32 years. Our mission is to improve the health and well - being of underserved communities in Southeast Asia by working in concert with public and private sectors to develop evidence - based programs in the areas of water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH); and education.
Thrive Networks, known locally as the East Meets West Foundation (EMW), enables full access to basic human services for underserved populations in Southeast Asia and beyond. We design, test, and implement innovative financing and service delivery models to bring reliable sanitation, water, and education to underserved communities. To date we have invested over $120 million in Vietnam which is still the country where our organizational footprint is largest and it remains a testing ground for many of our newest and most innovative ideas.