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

Mini pick-up truck


The 48 years-old Fares, is an ambitious person and wants to do his best, no matter what difficulties come in his way. His dream was to own a mini pick-up truck to work on in addition to his regular job at the university hospital.

Fares's previous working experiences were diverse, He used to work in laundry and ironing services, then in electrical maintenance and in 2011 he started to work in a hospital.

The war years were hard on fares and his...


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Taxi


The war forced Edmond, aged 61, to work anything in this harsh economic situation, so he gained a lot of experience in many jobs, such as wall painting and electrical maintenance. Not only that, but he also traveled alone to Lebanon to be able to send money to his children, then returned to Aleppo, bought a mini pick-up truck and worked on it for more than 3 years, then sold it when the situation became worse.

one of his jobs was...


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Car Mechanics workshop


Antoine has always been a business owner. In partnership with his brother, they used to own a workshop for car mechanic's in Bustan Al-Basha, which was, unfortunately severely damaged during the war. 

In the past, the business was prosperous and Antoine was able to provide a comfortable life for his wife and three sons. But with war falling upon Syria, the family's life took a downturn. The eldest son was called for military service, and soon after joining he got severe...


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Car inspection device


Edward, the 20 years old man, studies economics while working in a car mechanic's workshop, to be able to support his family and pay for his education.

2015 was the worst year for him, the sudden death of Edward's father was catastrophic for him, it took him a long time to understand what had happened. The shock numbed his feelings and he was in denial of the tragedy.

Soon the responsibilities mounted on Edward's shoulders. At an early age, he had to...


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Taxi


The hardest thing in life is the loss of a loved one, especially the loss of children and this is what happened to Nader when his 18 years old son had passed away. 

Tragedies continued to befall on Nader, after the loss of his son, Nader's 30-year-old daughter who's a mother of two had heart disease and she had to have a pacemaker implant to regulate her heart function.

Nader who used to work as a driver in a hospital for around...


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3D Printing Machine


 In 2013, Sarkis, a newly married man, moved to Tartus with his mother and wife, trying to escape from the shells that fell randomly everywhere. They stayed there at their relative's house, then returned to their home in Aleppo when the situation started to get safer.

He has had this jewelry-designer career since 2005. He used to work on his own computer from homemaking the designs, in addition, he used to work in a metal molding workshop. He always wanted to...


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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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Pistachio Seedlings- Agricultural Project


The land is a strong connection to a place or history, a memory, and an identity, which gives life meaning.

When you give your land from the heart, it gives you back, and Marwan who spent most of his life working as a farmer has always depended on the generous bounties of his land for a living.

The father of four university students is the family’s sole provider, he works as an employee for a simple salary besides being a farmer, because...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


There is no doubt that the war had its devastating effects on Syrians’ lives in many ways, but despite all the hardships they go through every day, there’s still room for hope. Ghandi, just like many family providers, has struggled to support his family during the post-war period, but he never surrendered to the bad circumstances, and always did his best for the sake of his wife and their one-year-old baby.

He lives with his small family in a rented apartment,...


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Barbershop


Being the eldest son, Fares has always felt most responsible to help his family, the 22-year-old young man lives in a simple rented apartment with his mother Shireen, his brother Charbel who is a 10th grader, and his father Samer who works as an employee for an oil factory with a modest salary. 

This lovely family was living a peaceful life in a rented apartment in Al-Hamidia, until the vicious war started and forced them to leave their home city and...


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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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Mini-Cultivator - Agricultural Project


Life taught Maurice how to take responsibility for a family at a very young age after his father passed away. Since then, his mother Suzan who is a teacher did everything she could to compensate for her four children's great loss, and the whole family was depending on her salary for a living. 

Maurice is a 22-year-old veterinary student who lives with his mother, brother, and two sisters in a simple house in Ozeir village. He took upon himself the responsibility...


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Irrigation System and a Mini-Cultivator - Agricultural Project


Like many villagers, Hanna works in farming in addition to his main profession as a carpenter, being the only provider for a big family; his wife and their four children besides his elderly parents, all living together in their house in Maskaneh.

Hanna’s land extends to cover wide spaces, planted with vines and various crops like kiwis, but due to the high prices, he didn’t have the chance to prepare his land with the essential requirements like an irrigation system and...


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Greenhouses - Agricultural Project


For many villagers, the land is much more than soil and rocks, it relates to all aspects of their existence, and represents their identity. Rather than being an owner, each person feels like he belongs to his piece of land and is entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of it. 

For many generations, Ghassoub’s family worked in farming, he himself has more than 10 years of experience in growing different crops. Having to be the only provider for a family of...


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Mini-Cultivator - Agricultural Project


Year after year, Murshed who is a floor tiler became no longer able to continue working the way he used to. While he was getting older, and being the only provider for his family, he started to focus more on farming to keep providing for them without needing any help.

He is a married man and a father of two; a daughter and a son. Living with his small family in their simple rural house in Ozair village; Murshed has worked...


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Mini-Cultivator - Agricultural Project


“Instead of being passive and waiting to receive aids; I want to be productive and work to provide for my family” those were Hanna’s words during his project opening, talking about the positive change which happened after having a mini-cultivator. 

Hanna is a farmer from Maskaneh who suffered a lot during the last few years from the high renting costs; his income became barely enough and the huge inflation made him struggle to cover his family’s essential needs, being the sole...


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Mini-Cultivator- Agricultural Project


Living under the crucial economic inflation has become more difficult than ever, the salary of an employee is no longer a sufficient source of income, especially for a family of five such as Iyad's one, having three children and a wife to support has forced him to take up a second job in order to cover the increasing daily needs. 

Iyad lives with his family in Maskaneh village, ever since he was young he helped his father in the land and...


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Floor Grinding and Polishing Machine


All Syrians' lives were affected one way or another because of war, its ramifications appeared on many aspects, most notably on the economic situation and living conditions in the country making everyday life a struggle.

Sami has been working in the field of floor grinding and polishing since 1975, with great experience and reputation among the other craftsmen. He used to have two machines as his son George also worked with him. Unfortunately, one day, they lost their only livelihood source...


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Irrigation System - Agricultural Project


Although he lost 7 years of his life serving in the army, Elias tried very hard to compensate for those years and worked with enthusiasm to build up a new life from scratch. After finishing his service, he returned to his home village Maskaneh and stayed with his elderly parents who needed his help and support. 

Since his father's health and age no longer allow him to work in farming, the 32 year old took the responsibility of his family's land...


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Undergarments Shop


Violet Razzouk, 51 years old, is one of those women who lived their entire life struggling for the sake of her family and children without any hesitation or tiredness. She spent the past 30 years working as an employee in the morning and selling items to her friends and work colleagues in order to support her family's situation as much as possible.

Violet's husband was also an employee and he worked a second job in the afternoon as an electrical repairman...


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Laser and Plex workshop


“My family is the most important thing in my life, I won't hesitate to spend all the hours of my day working for their sake”

These were the words of Ziad Al-Assafien; 50 years old, married to Rana Sahdo, and the father of their 11-year-old girl who is the light of their lives.

Ziad has been working at his workshop for laser cutting and making plex-art pieces for more than 17 years, his business was very prosperous before the Syrian crisis, known...


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Perfume and Gifts shop


life is sometimes unfair to many people, and in many cases, it overflows them with many burdens leaving them weak and in pain. The 50-year-old Lina Hanna, whose tragedies began 17 years ago when her husband and her brother had a violent quarrel that ended with her brother's death and her husband's imprisonment, leaving her distressed, heartbroken, and depressed with no supporter for her three little girls.

Lina had no time to grieve her loss, as she became the sole responsible...


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3D Printing Machine


Paulo Horani is not the type who would sit around and wait for his parents’ help. He is a very creative young man and also very active who despite all the difficulties in his life, found a way to balance both study and work at the same time.

Paulo is 22 years old, originally from Maaloula village but lives in the city of Jaramana along with his mother and two siblings. the father of the family passed away when Paulo was...


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Photography Equipment


Siham Alsheikh, a 22-year-old woman, had a very difficult childhood after her parents separated at the age of 12, so she, her mom, and little brother had to leave their home and move to live in a small room in Bab Touma under very difficult circumstances. They had to face the horrors of war by themselves with no one to turn into. From such a young age the twelve-year-old skipped childhood and found herself battling against poverty and acute need...


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Hairdressing Salon


Every day, strong-willed people impress us in life, as they continue to fight their difficulties no matter how hard they are especially in Syria where all the circumstances joined together to weaken the people’s will.

One of those people is Wafaa Alhelo, a 40-year- old woman, married with two children. Wafaa worked in many fields in order to support her husband. She worked in wax coloring and embroidery, then in 2008, her husband became very sick and they had to sell...


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Zircon installation workshop


43-years-old Elias Edsi has worked in the field of jewelry making for 20 years, devoting his life to his work and taking care of his elderly parents.

the family lived in an old, traditional Arabic house in Bab Toma, and in a workshop in Alqassa street Elias worked as an employee setting zircon stones on jewelry all day long.

During the Syrian crisis, Elias’ career was affected badly; the demand for gold jewelry decreased which negatively affected his financial situation. At the...


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Detergent shop


Day by day, we meet strong women who live in difficult circumstances. But despite their circumstances, they have chosen to empower others and pay it foreword.

One of them was Noura Razzouq, born in 1996, married to Elian Almasaad and a mother of a 3-year-old daughter called Myriam.

After their marriage, Noura and Elian worked together to afford their living expenses and secure a decent life for their child but due to the difficult economic situation, they kept facing one obstacle after...


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Mini market


It was a magical power that enabled Syrians to pass the past ten years of the crises, many people were affected on the personal side and a few could survive, and that made our beneficiary Nazha Alqutami, one of the survivals.

Nazha is 53 years old, divorced, and has two daughters and a son. She suffered a lot within the crises in Syria, her brother was kidnapped and his whereabouts are still unknown. At the age of 18, her daughter Maria...


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Hairdressing and Make-up salon


Rania Sekareih, who is 48 year- old woman, married with three children, is the true example of women’s power in Syria.

Rania plays many roles in her kids’ life, the mother, the father, the tutor, and sometimes the friend. Her son, George is in the third year of architecture engineering college. Although he works after his college time to afford the high expenses of his study, yet his mother Rania is his biggest supporter of him. Her daughters Rozet and Jessica...


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Mini market


When we want to talk about strong will in life, Tamim Qablan is the perfect living example for that. Tamim is 35 years old, he is single and living with his parents in a modest apartment in Altabaleh. He suffered from polio since his childhood, which led to paralysis of the lower extremities but that didn't band him from working hard day and night in order to support himself and his family at the same time. More over, God gave...


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