Unverified non-profit organisation

BASIX is a livelihood promotion institution established in 1996, working with over a million and a half customers, over 90% of whom live in poor rural households and 10% in urban slums. BASIX works in 16 states – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Rajasthan, Bihar, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Assam, 205 districts and more than 25,300 villages. The organisation has a staff of more than 6,260 of whom 80% are based in small towns and villages.

BASIX aims to promote sustainable livelihoods, particularly for the rural poor and for women through the provision of integrated financial services and technical assistance. These services are provided by three linked programmes, the Financial Inclusion Services(FINS), the Agricultural/Business Development Services (Ag/BDS), and the Institutional Development Services(IDS.)


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About this organisation

Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: India

Global issues

Community development; Education and training; Financial accessibility and management