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

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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Taxi


Family is the most valuable thing for Bassam, his wife and their 8 years old daughter Anna-Theresa, the family suffered from displacement during the war when their house was destroyed and for more than four years they were homeless, moving in-an-out of rentals, to finally settle in one of their relatives’ houses until their own house was rehabilitated with the help of the Latin church.

Workwise, Bassam volunteered in many social communal initiatives with the Syrian society for social development (in 2012),...


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Car Maintenance Equipment


Khatchadur, the 30-years-old man, paid a huge price because of war. Nine years of his life were lost as he was in the mandatory service experiencing danger, fear and worry about his family and loved ones.

In 2020 when he was finally discharged, Khatchadur came back home to discover that his father’s workshop in Bustan Albasha was completely destroyed, this workshop is where he first learnt everything he knows about car motors from his father when he was still a teenager.

His...


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Blacksmithing workshop


Like any traditional family, George and his wife had always helped each other to provide a decent life for their two daughters; Karni and Arkina. George is a blacksmith and his wife is a kindergarten teacher. The war resulted in the loss of the family's source of income, George left his family here in Aleppo and went to Lebanon to be able to send money to his family, who were still living the fear and horror from all the attacks...


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Electrical kit


the year 2015 was a turning point for Gerges, when their house was completely destroyed by a shell, the family of four became homeless and devastated. Despite all the excruciating circumstances which the family went through to survive, the young Gerges came out of this distress stronger and more determined to build a good and stable future for him and for his family. 

Dropping out of school maybe wasn’t Gerges’ ideal decision but the young man did what seemed to be...


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Taxi


Elian's life goals and orientation were completely different. His work in hair transplant got him moving to Damascus in 2005 to establish his own center there. Building his career took most of his time, but in addition to his main job, he worked in various fields of work such as food oil distribution and invested in frozen meat, as well as owning a taxi for several years. 

But what any businessman and investor fears turned into a nightmare for Elian when...


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Lathing Machine


The war was harsh and spared no one from its devastating ramifications, people lost their homes and workshops, one of those people is Hagop Derboghosian whose life changed completely.

Hagop is the father of two children, "Anna Maria and Ohanes". He has worked on a lathing machine in his father’s workshop since 1988, and gained good experience in this career.

Later, his father started suffering from elderly diseases, which forced Hagop to become the only provider for both families. When the war...


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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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