Some of us have information about street vendors. They are an integral part of urban economies around the world. Who are street vendors? Street vendors the people who are selling everything from fresh vegetables to prepared foods, from building materials to garments and crafts, from consumer electronics to auto repairs and haircuts. They are a large and very visible workforce in cities. The facts are different in each country, which confirms the existence of these vendors.
The film "Arshin mal alan" which was shot in 1917, proves the existence of such vendors in Azerbaijan. Now, the street vendors serve the Azerbaijani population. I want to introduce you to two of them. Both of them live in the city of Sumgait.
The first hero of my reportage is uncle Akbar. Uncle Akbar sells local fruits and vegetables. He relies on using wholesale goods with low prices, enabling his prices to be cheaper than bazaar prices. At the moment, he is dealing this work according to needs. He told me he had previously worked in the construction industry. But then remained unemployed. For his age, he has not found work. So he began the field of work as a street vendor. Uncle Akbar said that he is new in this work. Despite this, he has his own loyal customers. I saw it when I was talking with him. Some of his customers were ordering him to bring them good eggplant and garlic.
During the reportage, I witnessed how uncle Akbar treated customers well. The customers told me how pleased they were with uncle Akbar.