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

Sewing Workshop


“I’m a father of two children now, I had to sell my house after the shells damaged it, I took my family and fled to our village in search of safety,” Dani said.

Because there were no job opportunities in Mashta Helou, he decided to go back to Aleppo and leave his family there to be able to send some money to them and this situation went on for 5 years.

Dani's previous work experience was when he opened his own sewing...


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Medical Clinic


“Being a doctor does not mean being rich, it wasn’t my ambition to become rich and famous, all I wanted was to help the poor people to get well”

Dr.Youssef also known as the poor’s doctor, opened his clinic in 1976 in Al-Houllouk; the poor neighborhood in the east of Aleppo, since then he gained a lot of popularity in the area and became one of the key people there, he treated many families from elderlies to children.

In 2012 when the...


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Dental Clinic


Khachig is an enthusiastic young dentist full of hope and humanity, who dedicated most of his time to working with charitable infirmaries to help the poor people despite his own needs.

the 24 years old recently graduated with a high degree but he suffered a lot during the last decade, his family had to flee from Palmyra city in 2015, his father was also kidnapped and his car was stolen near the city and he was released after a while, they lost...


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Silver Crafting Tools


Habib is a silversmith with more than 22 years of experience in this field. Going through war and being responsible for his mother, forced him to mature early in life.

During his twenty-two years of working in this domain, Habib worked on his skills and started building his own name in 2000, and now he is well known. Before the war, he was exporting his products abroad, but unfortunately, with the beginning of the war, the conditions became difficult, and he...


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Cutter Machine


“Trying to support my family is my main priority, but doing it while job searching can be difficult”. Samir said.

Young people, like Samir, are finding it more difficult to find permanent jobs, especially under these harsh conditions. Nowadays, it is very important and necessary for them to manage their own money. That is why Samir decided to work and study at the same time, the 22 years old studies at a sports institute in addition to working on the cutter...


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Nursing Clinic


Many women have achieved great success in various fields, although reaching their goals was difficult. Fyrial, 56 years old, is a nurse responsible for her sister who lives with her after the death of their parents.

“Nursing is not just a job, but a way of life; it is a true passion that never goes away.” This is how she described her job. Nursing is a humanitarian profession that requires high skills to help others. Fyrial, has worked in this profession...


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Hairdressing Kit


Malake and her family have always been so grateful for their home in Raqqa city, but unfortunately, the war forced them to leave all their possessions there as well as their belongings and memories after it was burned and look for a safer area to save their lives.

After they fled to Lebanon and stayed there for eight years, the spread of corona, along with the bad economic situation and the struggle to pay rent had them decide to come to...


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Sewing Workshop


When a loved one passes away, we are never prepared for the changes that will come into our lives from this tragic loss. Because of the war, George lost his brother due to a heart attack, and the family suffered several losses, especially the loss of their workshop, which prompted them to sell their car, house, and all the machines they owned.

George was a young man, a talented tailor. He had a sewing workshop and sewing machines. He worked very...


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Hair Dressing


Since he was a kid, Elias didn’t like going to school, but instead, he loved hairdressing, one day he decided to quit school and chase his childhood dream and his parents respected his decision and supported him because of the huge need of providing a better livelihood for the family.

In 2011, he took courses at well-known hairdressers and gained excellent experience, he started working in many salons and gained a good reputation day after day. Afterwhile he had many customers...


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Car Inspection Device


Haroutiun Sarkissian has been working as a car electrician for more than 30 years, with his uncle Hagop who is the business owner, and his cousin Kevork.

Repairing car electricity has been the family's profession for more than 50 years, when Hagoup started working in the family workshop, later Haroutiun joined him along with Kevork, who was working as a laborer for another workshop in the field of metal lathes.

Uncle Hagop has become aged and is no longer able to work...


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Beauty Center


“losing my only brother due to a heart attack almost two years ago still aches me, we went through everything together, when he passed, it was a nightmare.” This is how Koharik described the loss of her brother that she lived with and now, she lives alone in her sister’s home.

The year 2012 was hard on them, her brother’s home was destroyed by war, so they had to move to her sister’s house which is empty after her travel abroad.

Koharik...


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Nursing Clinic


Dealing with people’s lives and health is one of the most rewarding and critical jobs, especially during wartime.

Alek was only 20 years old, and still ungraduated when he was left in front of his father’s injuries because of a shell that left some shrapnel in his body.

This young, ambitious man studied at a nurse institute, and right after he started working in the hospitals, helping people recuperate their health, as he was excellent, a private hospital asked him to join...


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Plumbing Equipment


Youssef learned plumbing at a young age and started practicing his profession in 2003 when he finished his military service. He worked for a few years in Homs and then had the opportunity to work in Lebanon, where he stayed for 7 years. Working there allowed him to enrich his skills and save some money, so he decided to return back home and start his own family; he got married and lived with his wife at his parent's house and...


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Barbershop


Hisham's life is a long journey of striving and hard work, he lives with his father, step-mother, and sister and he works in his barbershop, which he opened back in 2020 after finishing his military service.

He discovered his passion for this profession at a young age when he used to work during summer vacations at a barbershop in their neighborhood. At the age of 18, Hisham had the opportunity to travel and work in the UAE where he had a...


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Aluminum Workshop


Losing his one-year-old daughter was the hardest thing Shadi had to go through because of the vicious war. He is a married man and a father of three, two daughters and a son, and he is the family's sole breadwinner.

Shadi works with his brother in their aluminum workshop, which is the source of livelihood for their families in addition to their elderly parents.

The current electricity crisis has affected the productivity of work in the workshop that they opened 22 years...


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Blacksmithing Workshop


Samer is a blacksmith who is married and a father of two daughters. He started working in 1990, and opened his current workshop back in 2011, just before the onset of war, but after it started, Samer's workshop was robbed and he lost all of the machines. 

With some money he saved, Samer managed to compensate for the stolen machinery and resume his work, but unfortunately, in 2013, the electric generator was stolen from his workshop and he couldn’t buy a...


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Pharmacy


Syrians are still suffering from the reflections of the destructive war on all aspects of life; the economic crisis affected people's ability to ensure a decent living, especially the youth, who need to build up their future, but despite all the difficulties there will always be hope.

Alice is a pharmacist who lives with her parents and sister. After graduating, she was so excited to start her career but unfortunately, her family could not afford the costs of establishing a pharmacy,...


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Wall Painting Equipment


Elias is a hard-working man, who despite all the tough circumstances didn't accept to sit and watch. He is married and a father of 2 sons, he chose wall-painting as his main profession since 1993.

In 2012, the family was displaced from their neighborhood Bab Al-Sebaa to Fairouza village and lost all of their belongings in addition to Elias's equipment. Upon their great loss, they decided to start all over again, and settled down in Fairouza, while his two sons traveled...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Yaackoub is a floor tiler, this profession has been his only source of livelihood since 2000. 

His equipment was stolen twice from the construction sites due to the chaotic situation in the country after the war, and he had to stop working for two years. However, as the only provider for his wife and their two children, he was helped by good-willed people to buy some simple tools and resume his work.

Yaackoub is facing a hard challenge nowadays just like many...


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Wood Shaving Workshop


Where there's a will, there is always a way! All of us have a goal in life, however, this goal is only achieved by people who have strong willpower and work hard with dedication, and George is a great example of strength to start all over again despite the hard circumstances. 

Going back to the pre-war period, he used to live with his family in their village "Al-Qaryaten" and he was responsible for running the family's tile factory. By 2015, this...


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Pots Maintenance and Polishing Workshop


Imad is the only provider for his wife and their 2 sons in addition to his mother. His family was displaced from their home village "Al-Qaryaten" and escaped to Fairouza village away from the horrors of war.

Imad used to work in many fields before the war; in 2012, he decided to start his own project to support his family and with the available simple capabilities, Imad started his workshop of pots maintenance and polishing, due to people's need for such...


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Car Electrical System Maintenance


Elia is a young man who had the courage to start his own business, he lives with his parents and sister in Fairouza village after the family was displaced from their home city Homs; they had to stay in a rented apartment for 6 years until they managed to buy their current house.

Since his father is an old man, he was no longer able to work and provide for the family and Elia took this responsibility upon himself despite his...


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Mini-Winch


"What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." This saying describes Shafik's tough experience; he was one of the 270 people who were held in captivity in Al-Qaryatayn village, which witnessed the terrors of the devastating war.

The story started when the armed groups attacked his home village Al-Qaryatayn and he was trying to protect his wife and their 3 children, the selfless father managed to get them out but he couldn't escape and was kidnapped for 3 months until he had...


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Wall Painting and Decorating


Nassif is among many craftsmen who were affected by the war, losing his chance to enhance his work conditions due to the economic situation and the high prices.

He works in wall painting and decorating since 1998 and he is well-known for his great skills in this profession. In 2016, the hardworking man moved with his wife and their only son from their home village Maskanah to Fairouza village where they settled down and established a new life from scratch. 

Nassif's work...


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Sewing Workshop


“Either you challenge life or let it defeat you”

The words of a woman who was hit by life’s hardships many times and came out stronger and wiser.

Clemance Akhras is 46, a widowed mother of two, Mouna 23, and Naser 22. She used to live happily with her family in Aleppo, working as a seamstress to help her husband with the living expenses.

With the start of war in 2011, her husband passed away from a heart attack, leaving Clemance heartbroken and...


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Distributing Foodstuffs


Firas Haddad, 46, lives with his mother in a modest house in Jaramana, Damascus countryside.

as a child, Firas went through very difficult circumstances as he was exposed to a fire accident in his childhood that caused severe burns on his hands and face. He has undergone many surgeries since then and still suffers from deformities, but it didn't prevent him from working or having a normal life.

In 2010, Firas started working as a salesperson using his small car, and even...


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Teaching Class


Life is about moving on, accepting changes, and looking forward to what makes you stronger and more complete.

That’s what could be concluded from the life journey of Wassim Nanaa, a 37-year-old man who was struggling for the last decade to survive. Wassim was living along with his mother and two brothers in Al-Dwalaa area, working as a hairstylist with his brother and their work was good enough to secure them a decent life.

Wassim was like any young man of his...


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Photography Equipment


“Some of us matured early because life showed us the worst side of the world”. This is what best describes Melham Ibrahim, who, despite his young age, has the experience of an old soul.

Melham was born in 1998, and by the age of 13 the war was ravishing Syria, like many of his age, he lost the opportunity of enjoying his childhood due to the severe violent acts and destruction, he was also deprived of education because his father’s shop...


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Mini Market


Walid Al-Bethreh, is married and lives in a small, modest house in Al Tabbaleh neighborhood in Damascus. He worked as a jeweler in a workshop since 1999, he did everything he could to provide his family with the best living, but things changed after the outbreak of war, as the Goldsmithing work began to gradually diminish until it stopped in 2014 due to the lack of demand and the workshop was closed.

Walid didn't hesitate to start in a different profession...


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Pickup Truck


Many challenges in life may seem insurmountable and limiting, but humans have always proven that obstacles are made to overcome.

Tariq Al-Nadafa, born in 1988, is married to Rudaina and lives with his parents and brother in a small house in the Kashkoul area - Damascus countryside.

Tariq is one of the young men whose youth was drained by the Syrian war as he served for ten difficult and cruel years. After he was discharged, he found himself without a real profession...


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Pickup Truck


"I always trust God’s will in my life and reconcile with all my struggles, the one who believes…. will always survive” With those words, Emil began telling us his tragic story.

Emil Philips is 51 years old, married with two kids Thomas and Maroska. Emil and his family are Egyptians living in Syria; he originally came to Syria from his home country Egypt in 2010 to find better career opportunities. He got employed as a food officer at Albal Hotel in...


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Taxi


Wissam Wakim is married to Rasha Mousa, together they have a cute little kid called Marcus.

Wissam has worked as a goldsmith since 1996, but after the beginning of the war in Syria this profession became unprofitable so he traveled to Lebanon in 2011 and started to work as a private driver for a Lebanese family. 

Unfortunately, after about four years, the family traveled abroad and Wissam became jobless, so he returned to Syria where he got employed as a driver between...


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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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