"Umid" Support to Social Development Public Union is an independent national NGO of Azerbaijan working to help the marginalized segment of the population, in resolving their basic needs and social problems, improving the education condition, developing communities, creating economic opportunities for the people etc. Umid launched its activity in a small IDP community in Sumgait area in 1997 with implementation of a small-scale lending project. Umid initiated a reputation for successful performance and innovation with this project and has grown ever since.