Our Mission

Thoughtful partnerships Experience on the field East Meets West-Thrive Networks.

Thrive Networks’ 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.

We believe that:

many companies see the bottom line as getting people out of poverty;

there are many opportunities for governments to improve service for their people and work to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals;

research-based data is a powerful tool to influence policy change;

market-based systems work when incentives serve the poor and disadvantaged;

government, the private, and nonprofit sectors must come together to share expertise and resources to achieve universal access to basic services;

all support, whether big or small, long-term or short-term, makes a significant impact and transforms lives in the communities we serve;