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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Taxi


War always causes major damage in the short and long term to both mental and physical health of the people. That's what happened when the shell fell near Joseph's house. He was going to lose his young beloved son "Noel", who after the incident was diagnosed with electro-encephalopathy disease, and since then, his journey with treatment and therapy has begun. 

Back to Joseph's story; Joseph started his career as a blacksmith when he was only 14. He traveled to Bulgaria and worked...


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Lathing machine


Krikor has always been a good father to Cerley, Marina, and Nersses, the 59 years old man wants to provide all the basic needs for his lovely family. 

This man had always worked in lathing and plastic molding domain. He built a good amount of experience and managed to manufacture two industrial mills in addition to an injection machine by himself.

During the tough war, he lost his job when his workshop area was attacked by armed groups and his workshop got...


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Car suspension maintenance Equipment


Bashar, the father of two lovely girls, is one of the people who lost his workshop, tools, and equipment in Bustan Al-Basha area, where he used to work before the war, also his losses exceeded to include his parent's house and workshop which were badly damaged by shells.

He started his career in 2000 at his father's workshop, but, unfortunately, the war ripped off everything from him in 2012, so he decided to continue trying to secure his family's needs and facing the hard circumstances instead...


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Stationery store equipment


Lara, the mother of two lovely children "Celine and George", always wanted to help her husband especially in these circumstances, so she attended several courses to improve her computer skills, and rented a stationery store jointly with her husband, that's how she could help her husband to secure a better future for the family and reach her dream of owning and developing her own business.

While the husband works as a volunteer at a Syrian charity in the morning, Lara opens the store ,and then in the afternoon they exchange the roles, Freddy, Lara's husband takes...


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Electrical maintenance Kit


Samaan Oskani is a 21 years old student at an engineering institute, in addition to working as a home electrical technician for about 4years.

During the war, Samaan's family was displaced when his mother's siblings sold the family house they used to live in, unfortunately, they didn't have enough money to buy a house, so they rented a very small one.

To make ends meet, Samaan's mother used to work as a seamstress, but her illness hindered her from going on. And his father is a minimarket laborer, and...


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Air-conditioners Maintenance


Razouk is a 30-year-old man who joined the army in 2005 and simultaneously worked in air-conditioning maintenance, using rented equipment from an elderly man, as he has never had any equipment of his own.

During the war, his family's biggest loss was when his father lost his hydraulic bus-chair's workshop, which was located in Al-Ramouseh area, in addition, their store in Homs was also robbed and destroyed.

When Razouk and his brother joined the army, they were sent into dangerous areas. Their...


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Graphic design equipment


Losing his beloved father because of the horrendous war made the now 26 years old face the cruel face of life very early. It was a day in 2015 that changed his and his mother's life forever, his father didn't survive one vicious mortar shell attack on AL-Souleymanieh neighborhood, Their house was destroyed and the mother and son became homeless and displaced. They Grieving family stayed six months in Safita before returning to Aleppo again and start over. Their house...


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Sandwich shop


When Megerdich was young, he had two completely different jobs. he worked as a jeweler at a workshop and at the same time helped in his father's oriental food shop. he has always been supportive of his father, but when his mother became sick, he had to prioritize and eventually left his job and hometown and accompanied his mother to Lebanon seeking necessary treatment.

War only made things worse, Megerdich's house was destroyed by a mortar shell (still needs repair) and...


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Printing and Design equipment


Naeem is a 42-year-old, successful man who always worked seriously to develop his skills by working in many important companies and several positions, such as a PR officer from 2013 to 2015 and HR between 2016 and 2018. In Damascus, he gained lots of experience during this work.

Looking for better opportunities Naeem traveled to Lebanon in where his brother lived, however, after a while he had to come back to Aleppo look after his sick father. After a long struggle...


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Auto body repair workshop


Life forced Mardiros the affectionate and caring father, to play the role of both parents in his children's Anna and Garo's lives when their mother passed away after a long battle with illness. 

But to hear his full story we should go back to 1990. At the time, he started his career in Saudi Arabia, as a worker in an auto body repair workshop, until 2006, that was how he achieved his experience. Later, he came back to Aleppo and worked...


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Shoe sole workshop


Sarkis is a man who suffered a lot during his life and faced hard times, he studied dentistry but left this career after probation year. 

He then worked with his father in shoe sole manufacturing, at their workshop in Al-Hullok area where they had 33 laborers. After his father passed away, and at the beginning of war in 2012, Sarkis lost the entire workshop in addition to all the machinery he used to have which was completely stolen. 

After all these hard...


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Design Equipment


Osama, 52 years old, is the father of Yana and Hanna. He started working as an employee in the designing field since 1997, where he had good experience designing clothes-prints, medicine packages, and some other things.

later in 2002, he was able to buy an office and start his own business, but all businesses declined in this period and the factories he was dealing with were closed. So, he became an employee again in a designing company with a low salary. During the war...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Elias’s family refused to leave their only house in Bab Al-Sebaa neighborhood which was exposed to the scourge of war, and they lived with fear and horror every day until the situation has stabilized. Elias works as a floor tiler since 1980, he is the sole responsible for his wife, his daughter and son. 

After all these years of hard work and experience, he didn’t expect that one day he would have to start from scratch. When the war started in...


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Taxi


Hussam paid the heavy price of the vicious war, and like many Syrians, he has a long story to tell!

On the 4th of August 2015, Hussam was heading to his work as usual when he was attacked and kidnapped by  armed men, he remained in captivity for three months until he was freed by an agreement. 

After this incident, he decided to leave Homs with his family; they fled to their home village “Al-Qaryten”, where they stayed for a short period...


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Mobile Phone Maintenance Shop


Anas worked in the field of mobile phone maintenance for three years before the war started in Syria. In 2010, he was called to serve in the army and his service lasted for ten full years.

Adapting to all the changes that happened during those years wasn’t easy at all; Anas found himself without a job and even his previous experience didn’t allow him to start a business as all the technologies he used to deal with were outdated and not...


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Plumbing and Central Heating System Installation


Jamil and his family experienced the horror and brutality of war when they were forced to leave their home village Al-Dwair by force in 2013. And since then, he lives in a rented apartment with his wife and their son in addition to his mother and sister after losing a whole life.

Jamil worked in plumbing besides his wide experience in installing central heating systems, his career started in Syria back in 1994 then he traveled to Lebanon where he worked...


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Mobile Phone and Computer Maintenance Shop


Even though he spent 8 years of his life serving in the army, Bahaa did his best to compensate for all he lost because of the brutal war. He lives with his wife and their two-year-old son in a rented apartment and he is the only provider for his small family. 

His start in the field of mobile phone and computer maintenance was in 2007; he has always loved his job and managed to have great skills within a short period....


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Wall Painting Equipment


Imad is a wall-painter; he started working in this field back in 1984 and has a long experience, gained by working in different countries throughout his long career. He lives with his wife Sahar and their only son Nayef who is a maintenance technician. 

Lately, the equipment he used to work with became completely worn out through the years and he couldn’t renew them due to their high prices. Naturally, his productivity started to decrease and he was forced to rent...


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Mini-Market


At the age of seventeen, Fouad who is the only son of his parents had to leave school when his father, the sole breadwinner, became severely ill and was no longer able to continue working. This small family was living in a rented apartment in Al-Hamidia until the cruel war forced them to flee to a village near Homs called Fairouza. At the beginning of 2012, Fouad found a job in a relief program at a church in Homs; he...


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Lighting Equipment for events


At the age of 20, Tarek started his career in the field of pro-lighting for events and despite his young age, his name became well known in the city of Homs for his special skills within a very short period. 

Buying all the lighting requirements was almost impossible during the post-war period and he used to rent all the needed equipment until the renting costs became very high and he had no other choice but to travel to Lebanon in a...


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Plumbing and Electrical Supplies Shop


Mazen lives with his wife Christine and their three-year-old son Marwan, he works in his “plumbing and electrical supplies shop”, which he opened back in 2013, and he is the sole breadwinner for his family. 

His shop is located in a popular neighborhood, and what helped him to attract many clients, is that he is a helpful person who has always tried to offer some simple maintenance services in the shop besides selling these requirements.

Unfortunately, Mazen’s successful business was affected negatively...


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Dental Clinic


Toni is a dentist; he lives with his father who is a retired government employee, his mother who is a teacher and his two sisters. Being the eldest son in his family, he has always depended on himself and has always tried to stand by his parents.

In 2018, he graduated from the University of Homs; as it is known in Syria, each newly graduated dentist must serve for two years in a rural area by opening a clinic there. Toni...


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Packaging Materials Shop


Firas is the sole provider for his wife Faten, his two sons Suheil (18 years old), Jawad (13 years old) and his only daughter Haneen (9 years old). He worked in his packaging materials' shop for four years then he decided to close the shop and work in distributing these products, everything was going well and his business allowed him to ensure his family a dignified life. 

When the economic situation started to get worse in the country, Firas’s income became...


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Cotton Clothes Shop


“Now my life has begun!” with these words, Tarek described his situation when he had the chance to start a project after serving in the army for 8 years. He is a single man, he lives with his old parents and his younger brother Remon who works in a shop. The two brothers are doing their best to provide for the family.  Tarek worked in a restaurant for a short period then he worked in a battery shop but the...


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