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October 24, 2018

Innovations in Private Sector Development – Lessons Learned – October 2018

Background Despite significant improvements in rural water supply, Vietnam is still  facing considerable challenges in “reaching the last mile”, providing the poorest quintile of the population with access to clean…
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October 15, 2018

Leading Women

Wonder Women. In celebration of International Day of Rural Women, we’re shining a light on one of key movers in bringing water and basic sanitation to unreached rural areas in…
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October 15, 2018

All Hands on Deck for Handwashing

The simple act of hand washing with soap at critical times such as before eating and after using the toilet can decrease preventable diseases like diarrhea up to 48% (Source:…
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September 29, 2018

Celebrating 30 Years

East Meets West/Thrive Networks is commemorating three decades of providing clean drinking water and basic sanitation services to the most vulnerable communities in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. To celebrate, we’re…
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June 15, 2018

Belinda Abraham Joins East Meets West/Thrive Networks as Vietnam Country Director and Regional Program Director

  East Meets West/Thrive Networks is thrilled to welcome Belinda Abraham as the new Vietnam Country Director and Regional Program Director.  With over 15 years’ experience in the area of…
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June 12, 2017

Thrive Networks Welcomes Lynn Foden as New Chief Executive Officer

Thrive Networks is pleased to announce that Lynn Foden has joined as Chief Executive Officer, bringing more than 25 years of leadership experience with Room to Read, the Peace Corps,…
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March 8, 2017

TV Broadcast Highlights Australia’s WASH Work in Vietnam; Support for NGOs’ Efforts

A recent TV show discusses the effort to bring safe water and sanitation to Vietnam, particularly to rural communities where the need is still great.  The show, called “Sharing Vietnam,”…
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January 25, 2017

A World of Good in Southeast Asia and Africa

An Update on Thrive Networks’ Newborn Health Program. In 2003, Thrive Networks began working to fill a desperate need in nine low-resource countries that have struggled to save newborn babies...
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November 10, 2016

Blue Planet Network Announces Funding for Critical Water-Supply Work in Developing World

Blue Planet Network (BPN), a program of Thrive Networks, has announced funding for critical work on 44 water-supply systems in five low-income countries in Africa and Central America.  The funds,…
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October 24, 2016

Expansion of Sanitation Program Aims to Improve Conditions for 35,000 Additional Households in Rural Vietnam

Oakland, California and Da Nang, Vietnam –  After completion of a successful program that brought needed sanitation to more than 160,000 mostly poor, rural households in Vietnam and Cambodia, East…
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