The Economics of Prosperity

Our investment strategy is based upon our impact thesis shown in the schematic above.

The economics of prosperity necessitates that money flows into poor communities, rather than out of it. At Chilasa we believe there is no more dignified and sustainable way of redistributing wealth than investing in micro and small businesses, so they can produce and sell goods and services to the growing markets and the big cities in India.

There are 30 million micro and small enterprises in India, and more than 70% of these have unmet demand for financial and business building support. Helping families, communities, even countries lift themselves out of poverty requires that we unleash the potential of small growing businesses.

The reason Chilasa is different is that we can offer small enterprises financial, marketing, and capacity building support. The impact happens when these three services combine.