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-Market


After serving in the army for nine years, Nour had to start from scratch when he found himself without a job. He is a married man and a father of two; Rachel (4 years old) and Cesar (2 years old) and he is the family’s sole breadwinner. At the beginning of 2021, a church helped him to open a mini-market by using a room from his house where his wife Tala worked with him. 

Their newly opened shop was affected badly...


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Roof insulation


Danny works in the field of roof insulation, he has always been known for his great skills in addition to his long experience in this profession. He lives with his mother and he is the sole breadwinner. 

Working methods were developing over time and many new means were added to ease this process. One of these important means is the floor grinding and polishing machine, as using it is safer than using the regular grinder and it saves time and effort....


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Fuel Injectors Cleaning


Not everyone dares to make a change, especially when it comes to changing a whole career!

Bashir used to work as a locksmith; he opened a workshop in 1995 until the cruel war came and changed everything. In 2011, he lost his only source of livelihood after destroying and stealing all of his equipment.

Staying at home in Al-Hamidia became very dangerous and no choice left for Bashir’s family, but to leave seeking safety, their journey with displacement started in Tartus city...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


At a very young age, Nimr had to learn a profession and start working as a plumber being his mother’s sole provider after his father’s death.

When the war began, he was called to serve in the army, his service lasted for 4 years and it was ended by discharging him due to a severe injury after an explosion incident that nearly killed him in 2016.

Starting from scratch was very hard; he had no other choice but to work again in...


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Pharmacy


When Elias graduated from the faculty of pharmacy, he didn’t imagine that it would take him 16 years to fulfill his life dream! His family’s financial resources were modest and unfortunately, they couldn’t help him to implement his own project; he decided to depend on himself and started working as a pharmaceutical representative for a medicine company.  His financial obligations were increasing over the years, especially after getting married and starting a new family, all these responsibilities kept him away...


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Photographing Equipment


Issam’s start was in 2002; throughout his long career, he worked with many famous photographers and gained wide experience in this field. He is a single man, he lives with his retired parents while his brother Samer is serving in the army. 

When the war started, he moved with his family to Damascus after losing his equipment, and during that period, he dealt with many studios until 2015; he moved to Mashta Al-Helou (a village near Homs) and he was planning...


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Flower and event Arrangement


At the beginning of 2021, Zeina started her own business with simple capabilities; her first experience in the field of flower arrangement and event planning was at her daughter’s birthday party when she discovered her special talent. Her husband Haytham who is her first supporter encouraged her to utilize her skills and open a shop and for a newly initiated project, it was really a promising start!

Zeina is a mother of two beautiful daughters Grace (3 years old) and Lea...


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Mini-Market


At the beginning of 2021, Shukri was discharged from his eight-year military service after he was diagnosed with diabetes. He works in his mini-market; he is the sole support for his wife and elderly parents. 

The cruel war forced his family to leave their house, which was severely damaged in Bab Al-Sebaa neighborhood; they fled to a safer place and stayed in a rented apartment, their financial burdens started to increase and they spent all of their savings. When the situation improved...


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Makeup, Nail Care Kit and Tattoo Device


When the economic situation started to get worse, Judy decided to utilize her skills in the fields of beauty and tattoo to support her husband Nawar, who had to start from scratch and work as an employee after losing his own job during the war. The young couple lives in a rented apartment and they’re both doing their best to establish a good future. 

Judy started working at home two years ago and tried very hard to improve her skills by...


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Baby's Clothes Shop


Hania works as an employee; she lives with her twin sons Jude and Jad (6 years old) in a rented apartment after she split up with her husband. Lately, providing an additional source of income became a necessity during the hard economic crisis, especially that her salary became barely enough for her family’s increasing needs. 

Hania had a former work experience of two years in a cosmetics shop, and gained good experience in marketing and sales which encouraged her to open...


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Carpentry workshop


Danial has been always known in Al-Hamidia for his great skills in carpentry, which he gained over forty years of hard work. After his wife passed away, Danial lives with his two sons; Rami who works in a perfume shop and Habeeb who is a student.  

When the war started in Homs, this family was displaced from their house, which was later burnt, and Danial lost an essential part of his equipment and they stayed in a rented apartment until...


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Jewelry Packaging Boxes


Ibrahim was completely a stranger when he moved to the city of Homs. Although it was a whole new life for him, he managed to build his own business from scratch and to create good relations with many traders within a very short period of time drawing on his great skills in the field of making jewelry packaging boxes. 

Ibrahim lives with his wife Amal and his 15-year-old son Matthews in a rented apartment, after being displaced from their home city...


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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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