Vision Mission & Values


“Equity for Equity” - our efforts to use capital (financial, physical, human, social, natural and intellectual) to work towards bringing equality of opportunity and social justice to all our fellow beings.

The logo depicts the vision of BASIX. Inspired by the Yin-Yang duality, the logo has broadly the following meaning.

The circle represents the globe, our mother Earth, half of which is dark, representing the poor, who are excluded from opportunities for better livelihoods. The white dot in the dark blue region represents an area of hope, arising from the talents and aspirations of the poor and the efforts of BASIX to promote livelihoods.

The white part is the economically more prosperous world, but colourless, and it can benefit from the vibrancy and talents of the dark blue part. The lines represent BASIX attempts to establish linkages between the two zones. These linkages include capital, human resources, technology, markets, institutions and policies. The environment is represented by the circular boundary, which also depicts the Earth. Anything that we do to enhance prosperity (Samruddhi), has to be sustainable for both zones together.



To promote a large number of sustainable livelihoods, including for the rural poor and women, through the provision of financial services and technical assistance in an integrated manner.

BASIX will strive to yield a competitive rate of return to its investors so as to be able to access mainstream capital and human resources on a continuous basis.



BASIX is deeply committed to promoting livelihoods for the poor, and have a strong concern for

  • equity – working with the rural and urban poor
  • sustainability – both financial and institutional for BASIX and also for its customers and for the environment
  • results – making things happen on the ground as well as scale up directly and indirectly through influencing others including government policy and programs
  • integrity and dignity – ensuring these for those who we work with and those who work in BASIX
  • Innovation and learning - devising new ways of doing things and mastering those