The Quebec International Solidarity Investment Fund (FISIQ) is an initiative of the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI). It is a socially responsible financial tool designed to help social/solidarity-based economy businesses that are partners of Quebec international cooperation organizations (ICA). It is active in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The FISIQ is a co-financing and guarantee tool that aims to foster dialogue between social/solidarity-based economy businesses (cooperatives, mutual associations and organizations) and their local lenders in developing or emerging countries. Its objective is to expand available financing as part of existing technical cooperation programs.
The FISIQ is also a sustainable development lever for cooperatives, mutual associations and organizations of developing or emerging countries. It promotes community autonomy and the financial independence of women and young people and supports local financing structures.