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.


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Aleppo

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Homs

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Damascus

Electronics Maintenance


Zohrab is a young man who had to face life's hardships at an early age, he left his education and started working when he was only 15 years in mobile and computer maintenance, to help his parents provide the daily needs.

He worked in this domain for about 4 years. He also worked as a vendor in a pharmacy for one year, then as he became 18 he was called for military service. Zohran spent the next ten years of his...


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Car Electric Maintenance


Elias the owner of a car mechanics workshop who has been working in this field since 1985, gaining the skills and building good reputation in the industry. For two decades, Elias who is forty now has been the sole provider for his family who depended on him for their daily bread. 

Like any business this workshop was hit hard by the economy, Elias thought it was best to sell it and seek another opportunity abroad, but three months later he came...


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Sweets and Pastries


“Poverty matters when it’s related to the way of thinking, not to the financial situation…”

That’s how Garabet started his conversation…

This ambitious man did not let the hard conditions he faced stop him from following his dream and starting a lovely family, in addition, to initiating a job in Syria after years of living abroad.

Garabet lived in Lebanon for a long time, where he started his career as a sweets and pastries chef. Also, he worked for a Cinematography company, to...


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Blacksmithing workshop


Starting from scratch, losing his brother, serving in the military for four years, made being the sole provider for a whole family, seem nothing compared to all those agonies for Jamil. 

After he was discharged from the military. Jamil began taking care of his sick father, who was suffering from cancer for several years before losing his battle with illness. 

The death of his father and brother, those who were always supportive of him, caused him a big shock in his life....


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Photography gear


It all began in 2014 when Moses, the father of Kaytana and Hagop, was walking back home late at night, making his way in pitch darkness, and suddenly fell into an 8m deep trench. the most frightening thing was the loss of his sight and knowing that if he would ever be rescued, he is going to be hospitalized to save his injured eye. Help was on the way, eventually Moses was thankful this nightmare ended, but he was still...


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Car Inspection Device


The 34-years-old Yacoub spent most of his life building a career in car mechanics; from an early age, he worked in several workshops and attended many masterclasses to get acquainted with engines and latest methods, each and every step of the way, he learned new things adding to his growing experience. 

To achieve his goals, this fast-learning man worked in a specialized company which was sadly closed after one year because of the unstable situation in the country, but he did...


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Sewing Machine at home


It is said that a mother spares no means to take care of her family and offer the best for her children and loved ones and sometimes does what seems to be impossible, like Siranoush. 

Siranoush's biggest challenge was the loss of her husband who passed away leaving her behind, to face life alone with no source of income no roof over her head and with the great responsibility of taking care of her disabled.

By the time her husband passed away...


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Carpentry Workshop


Aboud, his wife Huda and his two sons Nicholas and Carlos (12 and 6 years old) live together in the family residence in Aleppo, along with Aboud’s mother Mouna.

At the beginning of war, Aboud couldn’t reach his carpentry workshop in Handarat area, all the roads were cut off and the armed groups took complete control of the area. When dangers of mortar shells became closer and more severe, Aboud took his family and fled to Marmaritta village far from the...


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Taxi


Vecken has been battling with the hardships of life to take care of his wife and two boys; Garo and Hagop. The war may have ceased in the fighting sense, but its impact on families is still overwhelming. 

Through the first years of war hundreds of shells were falling in their neighborhood, the building in front of theirs was destroyed by one of those shells and their house was severely damaged. Those explosion terrifying sounds affected their youngest son’s physiological health...


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Lathing Machine


Albert Gergi is a 45-years-old industrial man, who has 30 years of work experience in Metal lathing.

Albert is married, and a father of Mark; his 15-years-old son. He lives with his family in their house in Al-Serian neighborhood, which was relatively safer than other areas in Aleppo during the war. Unlike Al-Sheikh Najjar where he works. 

While all his relatives have left the country during the war, Albert chose to stay in Aleppo his home town for many reasons; besides being...


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Sewing Workshop


Rania comes from a big family, she lives with her mother, both of her brothers and their own families, all in the same household. From early on Rania grew to be an independent, strong woman on every aspect. Her long years of experience in the sewing field enabled her to open her own workshop just before the war started.

Like many people, Rania was affected by the ramification of war. The lack of electricity, the bombing and the bad economics in...


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Laser Cutting Machine


Joseph is a graduated architect, but besides his studies he has always been a hardworking and self-dependent man.

His father had lost his workshop and the machinery, and when the family lost their livelihood, Joseph started seriously considering having a full-time job. First, he volunteered with an organization then in 2018 he started working on a laser cutting machine. Utilizing his designer skills, Joseph started making a living by selling architectural models, wooden accessories and many other items. The problem arose...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Firas's journey of searching for a career started in June 2020 when he finally finished his nine-year military service, he felt like he lost his best years when he was supposed to be establishing for his future. 

Firas is a single man living with his parents and two brothers, during his military service, he used to work on a rented mini pick-up truck whenever he had the opportunity just to cover his own daily expenses. However, the renting costs began to...


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Hair Salon


Nekoula moved to Homs dreaming of a better future, the young man left his home village at the age of 18 and headed to the city searching for new opportunities. 

He worked in many professions until 2007, at first he worked for a well-known hairdresser and started learning this skill, which later became his passion. After 4 years of practicing, he decided to open his own salon but unfortunately, the cruel war was in his way. like many Syrians, Nekoula lost his...


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Aluminum Workshop


After Jamil graduated from the Industrial Institute, he opened an aluminum workshop back in 2009. Sadly he then lost his father and became the sole provider for his mother, two sisters, and aunt.

His workshop helped him provide a decent income for his big family and everything was going well until 2021 when the workflow began to slow down due to the economic crisis and severe lack of electricity, which caused him to miss out on many work opportunities because he was unable to commit to a delivering date with his clients. 

Jamil applied to get an electric generator, which he couldn’t afford by himself. Supporting his project will save the only source of livelihood of this family to ensure a dignified life. 

Mini Pick-up Truck


Unfortunately, life can never be truly lived without some sort of suffering and pain. George's life has changed since the day his wife was diagnosed with cancer; the family had to sell their only house to cover the treatment costs, but all their efforts to save her failed when she sadly passed away in 2016 after a painful battling journey.

Today, George lives with his elder son Elian who is a floor tiler in a rented apartment, while his other two...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


After his retirement, Samer's pension was barely sufficient for his family's basic needs so he aspired to start a project of his own, which would secure his family of four, and his elderly mother a better life.

Having no former experience in any profession, and only limited financial abilities was a real challenge, however, Samer decided to use his driving skills and considered the possibility of relying on them as a living source. After some search, he found that a mini...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


When Tarek was called for service back in 2010, he would've never imagined that in one year, his life (like many Syrians) would change forever. His service was prolonged for 8 years, which he spent away from his home and family. When he was finally discharged, he became the provider for his family, being the eldest son, after his father was no longer able to work. Now Tarek is responsible for his parents and three siblings; two sisters and a...


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Taxi


Millions of lives changed forever in a blink of an eye, some lost their beloved ones while others lost their houses or jobs, and although compensating for all these losses is very hard, as long as there’s hope, there will always be a way. 

Ronny is a single man, living with his father Haytham (62 years old), his mother Nadia (59 years old), and his brother Pierre (27 years old) who works in plumbing. 

Before the war, the father worked as a...


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Dental Clinic


The cruelty of war never stopped Maha from chasing her dreams and despite all the tough times, she graduated from the faculty of dentistry in 2008 and managed to get her master’s degree in tooth and jaw orthodontics by the year 2013. 

The unjust war turned her life upside down, as the dental clinic she was starting in 2011 was completely stolen before she even opened it, the place was left waiting for her to return someday!

During this period, Maha fled...


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Printing Shop


Syrians’ hope of a better future has always been their guide despite all the overwhelming effects of the war, surrender was not a choice no matter what were the hardships they had to face, with their willpower to live, they continued trying to repair what the cruel war destroyed. 

Elie is an electrical engineer; who lives with his retired parents and his sisters. While his friend Nour is a mechanical engineer who is married with two children all living together in...


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Plumbing Requirements Shop


40 years ago, Haytham’s father opened a plumbing requirements shop; little Haytham knew since 2007 that running this business will be his responsibility. Being a well-experienced plumber himself has paved the way to his growing role as the successor of his father in running the family business.

Haytham’s loss during the war was great; in 2011, he couldn't reach his shop in Bab Al-Sebaa neighborhood, which was a dangerous area, and later, all it was robbed from all the merchandise. In...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Antoine has been working as a floor tiler since 1997, he lives with his wife Suheir, their son Christian (14 years old), and their daughter Eliana (11 years old) in a rented apartment where he is the family’s sole provider. 

In 2011, Antoine lost all of his equipment at a construction site in Baba Amr neighborhood during the war and since then, he has been using some simple tools which became worn out and its frequent break-downs decreased his work productivity, much less the power shortage that hindered his work a lot. 

Compensating for Antoine's loss by supporting him with new equipment and an electrical generator will improve his income and give him and his family the chance to settle down and have a stable livelihood. 

Taxi


“I lost the best years of my life due to the war, I was supposed to establish my life and settle down!”

Those were Fares’s words after spending nine years of his life serving in the army, where he suffered from the ravages of war and many injuries; some of them left him with fragments lodged in his body and lots of horrifying memories.

Today Fares lives with his parents, his younger brother who is a university student, and his aunt in...


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Plumbing Workshop


Often, we are born to encounter many life obstacles, but the defining point is either giving up or challenging and accepting these obstacles and continuing our lives while we are full of hope and optimism, which was the choice of thirty-two-year-old Johnny Mardini.

Johnny was born into a humble family consisting of a hardworking father who worked day and night for the sake of his family and a loving mother who did everything she could to give love and care, especially...


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Nuts Shop


losing her husband at the age of 26, and being responsible for a newborn baby at the same time is tough for any woman to handle, but Nancy Alshoufi decided to direct her love and care to her baby who will grow up without his father's support.

Her in-laws were also in great shock as they lost their son at a very young age, Nancy decided to keep living with them trying her best to look after them after their huge...


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Taxi


Behind the great amount of sadness and calamities that Fahed has been through in his life, there is a loving, confident heart and a solid will to improve himself and save his family from their tragic situation.

Fahed Farah, 34, is a caring husband and father of two sons; Farah, born in 2017, and Charbel born in 2019. He lives along with his family in a dilapidated flat in Al-Dwalaa neighborhood.

At the beginning of his twenties, Fahed was called to the...


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Detergents and Plastics Store


Wadie Abou Assaleh, a 60-year-old man, is married to Claire and they have two sons George who since his born in 1994 suffers from a mental disability, and Elias born in 1991. 

From 1985 to 2011 Wadie worked as a goldsmith along with his brother at their workshop but after the outbreak of the war, their profession was affected badly. Hence, his brother traveled abroad and Wadie was forced to close the workshop and work as a private driver for an...


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Mini-market


As long as you keep smiling in the face of your difficulties, life will reward your great hope. 

Simon Tannous is 44 years old, he is married and has two adorable girls, Hala born in 2008, and Lana born in 2013.

Simon and his family live in a small rented flat in Kashkoul and he also works in his mini-market in the same area.

He was an employee as a driver at the construction administration in Damascus since 1996, but his low income...


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Carpentry Workshop


Sometimes the only thing that can keep you fighting, is believing that one day everything is going to be better.

Najeh Ajaiby, 52, has never stopped believing that good things are coming on his way.

he is originally from Egypt and came to Syria in 1997 looking for better work opportunities, so he started to work in his profession as a carpenter in different workshops. Soon after he got married to Samar AL-Abdoun and had three children Ruba, Fadi, and Mina.

Najeh worked...


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Mini Market


Salwan Alnasr is 43 years old, married to Rita with a 13-year-old son called Jack.

Salwan and his family live in a modest rented flat in Al-Dwalaa, He used to work as a tile setter for more than 13 years. Despite the fact that his work was very hard and affected his health on the long term, he kept working to afford the best life for his family because during the crisis years, no matter how hard he worked, his income...


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Hairdressing Salon


In 2010, Tony left his village and headed to the city of Damascus with hope and determination to make a change in the life of his family. He settled in Al-Dwalaa neighborhood and started to work in any available job and send most of his wages to his mother and brother who suffers from sight disability. 

Unfortunately in the first years of the war the security situation in Damascus deteriorated badly, and soon after, he was asked to serve in Hama.

Tony...


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Foodstuff Kiosk


Whenever you go to Al-Dwalaa neighborhood, you see Mousa Barhoum smiling, full of determination, standing beside a small kiosk next to the sidewalk from early morning hours until late evening, selling goods, on one leg after losing the other due to a health problem.

Mousa was working as a maintenance and procurement worker in Al-Mashrabiya restaurant in Bab Touma, his income was good enough to meet his family's expenses and his daughters’ education. But In 2015, Mousa suffered from vascular ischemia...


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