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Aythos, Inc.
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Founded 2009
Founder Beau Miller
David Mabry
Type Economic development charity
Focus Sustainable Development
Economic development
Sustainable agriculture
Area served
Key people
Beau Miller, Executive Director
David Mabry, Finance Director
Mission To support sustainable economic and leadership development initiatives in communities around the world.
Website www.aythos.org
Formerly called
Helambu Project USA, Inc. (2009-2012)

Aythos, Inc. (formerly known as Helambu Project USA, Inc.) is a U.S. 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 came back to the United States and worked with David Mabry and others working in Nepal to start Helambu Project USA, Inc. Early efforts were focused on fundraising for the boarding school and managing a volunteer program for foreign teachers to work in villages 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 kiwifruit plants in the ground in the villages of Sermathang, Ghangyul, Tarkeyghang, and the Ani Gumba Nunnery.[4]

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


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

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