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

Sandwich Shop


"The extraordinary man" is Fathallah’s nickname which he deserved to be called by everyone who knows him.

Fathallah suffered a lot, starting with losing his foot and three toes from the other one because of diabetes, to developing a heart disease. But despite all these obstacles, in addition to the harsh financial and war conditions, this man refused to give up on working and supporting his family.

When Fathallah was still a child in the fourth grade at school, he started learning...


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Nail Care Kit


Year after year, the effect of the war is decimating so much of Syria. More people are struggling to find food, and fewer people have jobs. The Impact of the war directly affected people's lives, who couldn’t feel safe outside or inside their homes. We can absolutely understand how difficult it is for people to get on with their lives, look forward, without any hope of a resolution, especially youths who had to help their parents to increase the family...


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Taxi


Joseph Matta is blessed with two handsome boys; George and Antoine, he is an agricultural engineer and employee at the government cereal establishment. His boys faced some terrifying experiences during the war, that left a lasting effect of a post-traumatic stress disorder, especially for his son Antoine, who was at home when a mortar shell fell on their house, which caused him to develop a condition of children-diabetes, that he still suffers from until this day.

Before the start of the...


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Taxi


This is the story of Elias, a young man who was living with his parents in “Al-Midan area”, which was very dangerous during the war, where their rented house was hit by a mortar shell, that’s why they were displaced to another place in another area that is a little bit safer.

When war started it brought suffering, death, emigration, and a lot of tragedies that affected lots of people, and that’s exactly what happened to Elias's family. His father “Jean”,...


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Car Mechanics workshop


The war left a deep wound in Christapor's heart after his father was martyred by a mortar shell.

During the tough war, he kept being an ambitious person, striving to reach his goals through hard work and perseverance, and he served in the army for 5 years.

Now Christapor is living with his brother and his family all in the same house after his parent’s house was destroyed in the war which was located in a dangerous zone in "Al-Midan area".

Christapor gained...


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Photography


While the 28-years-old Fehmi spends his time in his daytime job of car-body retail shop, he has a different career ambition that he works on in the afternoons. It is a career inherited from his father a long time ago; it started back when he was still little and his father took him along whenever he had events to shoot. Fehmi became fond of the camera and the photography domain, and despite the fact that life forced him to take...


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Metal Lathing Machine


Being the sole provider for a family of five is a heavy burden, upon the shoulders of the 42-years-old, father of two Semaan who has always been a hard working machinist doing metal works and milling to secure his family’s livelihood.

Semaan started his career in the early nineties in Al-Arkoub working for a local workshop. The only time he was left jobless was twenty years later when the war reached Aleppo city and Al-Arkoub was one of the first areas to...


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Water filtration Systems


A self-made man knows how to start from scratch, explore a new field of knowledge, and build a successful career. This hard and at the same time rewarding journey of Ghassan’s has started in 2006, when he lost his job in a retail company, it was a turning point. Ghassan started an internship in a filtration company with a dream of building his own business. It wasn’t easy, but for a man who has determination and perseverance, nothing was not...


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Lathing Machinery


Despite his 30 years of experience in the metal discs manufacturing, the 58-years-old George shereiki had never owned his independent workshop. George entered this domain in 2002, in Al-Ramouseh industrial area where he used to work for a local workshop owner for more than 12 years, but when war came along, it brought destruction and loss to everyone’s life, George wasn’t an exception, his workplace was destroyed and for two years George became unemployed. After losing any hope of going...


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Sewing Machines


Rita’s family has suffered a lot during the war, their agony started in 2016, when she and her husband Hagop were injured by a mortar shell explosion. Rita’s healing process took more than four years to go back to normal again but the worse was Hagop’s situation, his injuries have caused permanent damage and he lost his leg and his hand was hurt too. 

Hagop, who used to be the main provider of the household, lost his ability to work. In...


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Laser Cutting machine


Bassil Faced all the harsh events in his life with great patience and resilience to make his long-deferred dreams come true.

In 2010, Bassil was called to serve his mandatory military service, but this period stretched for more than 5 years because of war. Due to his health condition, Bassil was discharged and was ready to go back to his life but unfortunately nothing remained the same after four years of war. Their house was damaged, and his job was lost.

Bassil...


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Car Mechanics


Al Raqqa is one of the cities in Syria that has gone through the worst conditions, many people were thinking of immigration and others were internally displaced across the country seeking safety and stability.

Razek, the father of Odile and Fattouh, sent his children to Aleppo and he stayed in Raqqa trying to protect his properties there, but because of the aggravation of the situation, he was forced to leave his home and his workshop and move to Aleppo without knowing...


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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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