Aythos, Inc. (formerly known as Project Helambu USA, Inc.) is a US based economic development nonprofit working in Nepal Offering project funding and community training programs in agriculture. [1] Aythos focuses on environmentally sustainable projects while incorporating women and girls empowerment into development plans. Past projects have been located in the Sindhulpalchok District of Nepal in the Helambu region.


Aythos was founded in October, 2009 after Beau Miller visited the village of Gangkharka in the Helambu region while a boarding school was being built. He has been working in the United States and working with David Mabry and others working in Nepal to start the Helambu Project USA, Inc. Early efforts were focused on fundraising for the boarding school and managing a volunteer program for foreign teachers in Helambu . In January, 2012 the focus changed to economic development projects and the organization was rebranded as Aythos, Inc.


In 2012 Aythos was asked to consult for a grant to develop apple tree and kiwifruit plant farms in villages in Helambu. [2] [3] The end result included 2,000 apple trees and 1,000 kiwifruitplants in the ground in the villages of Sermathang, Ghangyul, Tarkeyghang, and the Ani Gumba Nunnery. [4]

In 2013 Aythos began besieging projects in several villages in Sindhulpalchok District and Dolakha District of Nepal . The goal of the project is to train villagers on the market and provide subsidized cost for beekeeping supplies. [5]


  1. Jump up^ „Aythos Methodology“ . Aythos. 2013 . Retrieved 2 May 2014 . missingin Authors list ( help ) |first1=|last1=
  2. Jump up^ „One team’s key ingredient for peace: apples“ . Reset. 2013-01-22 . Retrieved 2 May 2014 . missingin Authors list ( help ) [ permanent dead link ] |first1=|last1=
  3. Jump up^ „Eco-Changemaker: Chatting with Aythos‘ Nima Sherpa“ . Reset. 2013-07-16 . Retrieved 2 May 2014 . missingin Authors list ( help ) |first1=|last1=
  4. Jump up^ Miller, Andrew (2014-02-05). „Apples for peace culminates with the planting of 3,000 fruit trees“ . Aythos . Retrieved 2 May 2014 .
  5. Jump up^ Sherpa, Nima (2014-04-27). „Sweet Success for Beekeeping in the Himalayas“ . 1% for The Planet Blog . Retrieved 2 May 2014 .