LeLy Hayslip is a Vietnamese American humanitarian and founder of both the East Meets West Foundation & the Global Village Foundation. Ms. Hayslp moved to the US in the her early 20s after experiencing 10 years of conflict and suffering in Vietnam. She started East Meets West Foundation in 1988 to help heal the pains of the Vietnman war by providing clean water, medical treatment, and education. It is now the largest NGO in Vietnam. Global Village was founded in 1999 and has similar golas. Ms. Hayslip has published two memoirs and is the subject of the 1993 film Heaven & Earth.
Her first memoir When Heaven & Earth Change Places is a decent read.