Reaching the Unreached in the Himalayas

The Wholistic approach to International
Christian Community Development

A grass-roots movement

About Us

Health Environmental Learning Program, founded in 1999 by an American couple, a family physician and an environmentalist, is an interdenominational Christian organization and community development program.

Using the model of Jesus’ ministry to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of the poor, our focus is to equip the national church and assist them in developing their own community and ministering to people of all faiths. Through Christian community development in the areas of literacy, animal husbandry, health, agriculture, income generation, and environment preservation, we serve the poor of the Himalayas in Asia.

National believers are encouraged to love Christ first and then love their neighbors by leading their communities to develop. God is using H.E.L.P. to alleviate the spiritual and physical poverty of the poor in remote areas of the Himalayas.

Luke 10:27, Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”

What Makes H.E.L.P. Unique?

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Many who attend H.E.L.P. literacy classes are from lower castes. By learning how to read and write, they have the ability to break free from the cycle of poverty.

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H.E.L.P. Nepali staff use hands-on and in-classroom training to teach farmers how to better take care of their crops and livestock.

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Nepal has one of the fastest growing churches in the world but still only has 1.4 percent Christian population. The predominant religions are Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism.

Field Coordinators

All of H.E.L.P.’s programs rely on the use of Field Coordinators. These men and women are leaders within their community and church who assist in community needs assessment, follow-up, impact and results after training, and more. As a grass-roots organization, these leaders, paid only when they are involved in training, provide support months and years after H.E.L.P. health, agriculture, veterinary, and literacy experts provide training. Field Coordinators also ensure that government and community leaders are involved and aware of H.E.L.P. training and supervise the many national volunteers.

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Our Programs


Learn how our health team equips church leaders to improve life in their community and the church body.


See the impact literacy classes make on families with very little education and the spreading of the gospel.

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Agriculture & Veterinary

Read about how teaching farmers new livestock and agricultural techniques make them more open to the gospel.

Children Programs

Find out about our orphanage and child sponsorship that helps hundreds of children in poverty.