Basic Needs


One in four people is affected by mental illness. In the developing world, treatment is often rudimentary; the World Health Organization reports that up to 90 percent of patients have no access to care. This is where Basic Needs comes in. Pioneering a community-based model of mental health care, working with existing government agencies and community groups to fill the mental healthcare gap, Basic Needs has helped over 100,000 people and expects to serve more than a million people by 2020.


“We have worked with the team from Kikim on several occasions. They have always been highly professional, generous with their time, creative and resourceful. Their films have formed an important part of our on line and presentation presence creating excellent interest in our work and the cause that we champion. A joy to work with!”

-Chris Underhill, Founder President, Basic Needs

“Time and time again, Kikim Media knocks it out of the park when it comes to crafting a succinct, impactful film for recipients of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. From story crafting to budget planning and execution, they are thoughtful and thorough with an exceptional eye to keeping a story engaging whilst covering a broad range of issues. Simply put, no matter how challenging the topic or film shoot, Kikim has always delivered.”

-Phil Collis, Creative Manager, Skoll Foundation