Thrive Networks, also known as East Meets West is an international non-governmental organization pioneering evidence-based programs and technologies in health, water and sanitation, and education for underserved populations in Asia and Africa. It was founded in 1988 by author and humanitarian Le Ly Hayslip, and is based in Oakland, California, USA.
It operates in the fields of healthcare, education, and clean water and sanitation aiming to help people in Asia to achieve self-sufficiency.
Among the key programs are: providing low-income children with education, clean water and medical care, surgery program to heal heart defects in children, scholarship program to improve educational outcomes, dental program, support for children with disabilities, and a clean water and sanitation program.
In 2011, East Meets West invested over US$13 million on its programs. East Meets West has a four-star rating and was listed as one of the "10 Charities Expanding in a Hurry" on Charity Navigator.
In 2014, EMW relaunched in the United States as Thrive Networks.