Seadet is a 41 year old internally displaced person (IDP) and the mother of three children. She is from the occupied Lachin region of Azerbaijan. She is homeless and staying in a worker's hostel in Sumqayit.
Her family’s living condition is not good enough as the family income is rather limited. She began her business eight years ago. She started selling a small variety of flowers near the hostel where she lives.
With this small business and only $300 in working capital, she could hardly earn enough money to meet her family's food and important consumption needs.
In 2005, Seadet borrowed $400 from Normicro and expanded her business considerably. She rented a flower shop. For her second loan, she borrowed $500 and built a flower store in the market in the city of Sumgayit. Besides roses, she also sells carnations, daisies, jasmines and other sorts of flowers.
She currently wants to borrow a $900 loan to start selling fruit near her flower store and to buy digital scales for her son. She is sure that her good business skills will be very helpful to her in repaying the loan.