Micro PROJECTS

Micro PROJECTS

Our primary interest is aiding Christians through financing their own micro-projects that would provide them with income to preserve their dignity and alleviate the calamities of the crisis.

The team at Hope Center reviews and evaluates the projects and the extent to which the applicant has planned for his/her idea. If accepted, the center starts providing funds for the project to initiate.

Besides aiding Christians in need, this initiative aims for reviving the city of Aleppo that has lost most of its economic structure.

Blacksmithing Workshop


In the midst of war and economic crisis, establishing a business is nearly an impossible thing for young people like Samer. 

Eight years ago, the 31-years-old man who takes care of his mother, wanted to enter the blacksmithing field, gain a ton of experience in order to be able to open his own workshop one day and be an independent individual. The hard financial situation stood in the way of Samer's life and prevented him from achieving his goals and dreams,...


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Plumbing Equipment


When Rober and his family fled their house in Al-Midan in a hurry in the middle of the night due to the armed attacks, they didn’t imagine it would be the last time they will see their sweet home. The family left their residence with the start of war in 2012, and started a long journey of displacement and suffering. 

For four years they were homeless, they had to live in a shop under terrible conditions, and because the blumbing workplace...


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Wooden Furniture Spraying


On a gloomy morning in 2012, Antoine’s life turned upside down, when he was kidnapped on his way to work. It was the hardest 15 days of his life, when he was finally set free, he made the decision of leaving Aleppo.

Antoine took his family of four to Latakia leaving behind his furniture spraying workshop and equipment. Settling there was not an easy thing, Antoine started looking for jobs in his original field of work, in order to provide for his...


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Pick-up truck


Throughout his life years, Whether it was as an employee in a shop or for clients everywhere, Armen’s job has always been in the sales domain.

He started back in 1990 and his hard work paid of after long years of persistence and Armen’s acquaintances’ list grew longer specially when he became a salesman. His position allows him to drive a pick-up truck full of merchandise to sell and distribute them around the city. 

Although Armen liked his job, but due to...


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Hair Products Manufacture


Despite the fact that their house was hit by a mortar shell in 2012, but Najeeb, his wife May and his three sons have never left their house or lost their hope and resilience. The close bond between the family is what made them strong while facing the dangers and even the financial troubles.

For many years, Najeeb and his older son used to work in the beauty industry, they’ve been specialized in producing hair extensions, hair care products like oil...


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Sculpturing tools


While Bassam’s Mother and three siblings lived and worked in Aleppo, Bassam was living in his hometown in Al-Yacoubieh village, finding inspiration for his artworks in its mesmerizing tranquil nature. Bassam used to work all year to prepare his precious pieces in the quiet of his home garden, then when his sculpture collections are complete, he would display them in art exhibitions in Damascus and Lebanon, where art collectors would appreciate his unique sculptures and buy them right away. Unfortunately,...


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Sewing workshop


George Harero has been in the cloth manufacturing business since 1995, it is the field he chose and it became his main profession. In the start he started in making women’s dresses, but later he expanded his business by opening a small workshop for cottonwear. When the war started, things got bad quickly, their house in Al-Midan became in danger and even his brother lost his job in car mechanics. It was then when George suggested that his brother come...


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Embroidery Machine


Majd is a hardworking young man, who is trying to be an independent and productive part of the community.

His first job experience started back in 2016 in the culinary business, Majd started working in restaurants’ cuisines on many tasks, it was his livelihood since his father had passed away and he became the provider for him and his mother. 

But when Majd saw that his job was taking him nowhere career wise, he decided to learn something new, so he chose...


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Taxi


Garabet’s original profession has always been in car repairs and maintenance, it was the family business for many generations. From an early age Garabet started learning about it and it became his full-time job. 

But in 2002, a sever leg injury turned Garabet’s life upside down. He was in Damascus when he fell from a three stories height and his untreated condition got complicated to the point where he was at risk of losing both legs. 

The next four years were painfully...


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Silver Crafting Tools


Ghassan Kalayji, the father of three, has a long experience in silver crafting and precious stones setting. It was a choice he made many years ago to enter this field that required both skills and artistic taste and became his main profession. Ghassan surely had his ups and downs in business, but what the war has caused became pretty hard to take, specially that with the economic crisis, this business had a decrease in demand and was one of the...


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Ironsmith Workshop


When Fadi inherited the family's business from his father, he never knew that someday he will have to start over from scratch. The workshop was located in Al-Ramuseh industrial area and their specialty was heavy-trailers manufacturing and maintenance. But in 2012 everything was gone; the building was damaged by shells and the machinery were stolen. Their family also suffered, Fadi’s parents immigrated so the family was torn apart and Fadi himself sought safety in Marmarita during 2014-2015 where he had...


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Sewing Workshop


Rami Haddad is like most middle-class workers, battling against the blundering economics and trying to provide for his family of three and his mother whom they live with. During the war, Rami’s work suffered from an immense set-back. The whole chaotic situation resulted in great losses in business; many of Rami’s old clients fled the country without paying him, and many merchandise shipments were confiscated on the unsafe highways between Syrian cities. Eventually Rami had to close his workshop and...


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Electrical Maintenance Shop


Syrians lives are no longer the same as they were before the war which had a major impact in all the aspects. As a result of this cruel war, Attiah lost his previous job as a maintenance technician because the company he was working for shut its doors in 2014, which forced him to find another livelihood source being the only provider for his family of three and his mother. 

He didn't want to stay without a job, and his experience...


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Grocery Shop


Naeem is a married man and a father of four; three sons and a daughter. He works in his small grocery shop since 2012.

The brutal war left a scarring memory for this family when one of Naeem’s sons Elie got injured by a shell burst that filled his body with shrapnel, which made him go through several surgeries in order to recover.

During the economic crisis, price changes were a huge obstacle in Naeem’s way, it made it very hard to buy all the required goods which affected his sales' rate and limited his profits.

Having the suitable support for his shop will make a big difference in his business and help him to support his family.

Sewing Workshop


Shadia and Mariam were partners for ten years, they worked together in their sewing workshop in Karm Shamsham until the brutal war forced them to split up and close the workshop.

Shadia is a married woman and a mother of four; 3 daughters and a son, her husband works as a driver. She had to leave with her family their house in Karm Shamsham to a safer place so they rented an apartment after the loss of their house and a workshop too.

While Mariam is a single woman who had to live alone after the death of her father, who was her sole supporter and now she has to stand on her own.

Helping them to fulfill their dream of restarting the workshop together again will surely support the two families.

Plumbing Equipment


Nekoula is a plumber who lives with his only son Yazan and his sister Micheline and he is the only provider for the family. Plumbing has been Nekoula’s profession since 1990, during these years he managed to build a great reputation among the other craftsmen.

Unfortunately, the economic crisis affected his business a lot which made his income very low, and what caused him many losses were the frequent blackouts and the old equipment he had.

Having new equipment and tools especially the electricity generator will open up new business possibilities and ensure him and his little family a better livelihood. 

Artistic Carpentry Workshop


Saeed loved working in carpentry since he was at a young age, and this job was more like a hobby to him, he mastered this profession without knowing that someday he is going to need it as a source of living.

Saeed is the sole provider for his family of five; his wife and three sons, he worked as an electrician since 1998 in his small workshop, and he did not expect that he will have to leave everything behind seeking...


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Plumbing Equipment


Edward is a plumber who started working in this profession in 1984. He lives with his wife Reema and his daughter Sarah.

Like most craftsmen, his business was affected by the war but actually the post-war period was the hardest when his income dropped because he couldn’t afford buying new equipment that made him unable to provide some services, in addition to losing some good work-opportunities as he didn’t have an electricity generator.

Having new equipment will provide Edward with more work opportunities and will increase his income so that he can support his family and change their livelihood for the better. 

Sewing Machines


Life was very hard on Hayat when it deprived her of her husband at a young age, then she found herself the only responsible for her eight children.

Hayat had to struggle a lot to raise her children in very difficult circumstances, she learned sewing to support her family and with simple capabilities she was able to buy a sewing machine and started working at home.

During the brutal war, Hayat suffered again from the painful loss of her son who martyred...


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Carpentry Workshop


Michel is a skilled carpenter since 1992, he started his own workshop back in 2000, he had a good life with his wife Noura and his little son Sharbel.

When the war started in 2011, Michel was living with his parents and like many Syrian families Michel's family had to leave their home too, so they fled to Damascus where his father’s health had suddenly deteriorated, and unfortunately he did not last long and passed away.

After his father’s death, Michel and his...


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Wool Shop


Life was not easy at all after Sahar’s husband death, who was the sole provider for the family when suddenly she found herself responsible for her two daughters Mary and Sarah.

Sahar made her decision to fight for the sake of her family and worked in making pastries for four years; this job was very difficult and tiring for a woman of Sahar’s age that forced her to think about another possible choice which provides her and her daughters with a...


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Aluminum workshop


Issam is an enthusiastic and energetic young man who lives with his parents and two sisters.

He works in his own Aluminum workshop that he opened in 2017 by borrowing some tools from his relative, this young man became well-known for his good reputation and his wide experience in this field among the other craftsmen.

Issam remembers very well his tough experience during the war which made of him a stronger person; In 2011, Issam and his father were kidnapped and the...


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Plumbing and solar system installation


Issam works in plumbing and solar system installation since 1984, he lives with his wife Lama, his son Fouad and his daughter Katia. The family went through many hardships during the war as they were living in Al-Hamidia which was a main battlefield back then, so they moved to a village called Mashta Al-Helou.

Issam didn’t stop working while staying in the village, but living away from home was not easy on the family, so when the situation became better in...


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Hair Salon


Wadih is a hairdresser who lives with his family of four; his wife Marilyn, his daughter Angy and his son George.

He learned this profession in Lebanon and he became famous for working with television presenters, Wadih went back to his city Homs and opened his own salon in 1996 which was one of the first salons in Al-Hamidia; his wife also helped in the salon for 16 years until the war forced him and his family to flee in 2012 to...


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