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

Design Equipment


It’s never easy to leave everything we have ever known for so long. However, sometimes, moving on is necessary to survive. When Fares left his home in 2014 because of the war, he left everything; their furniture, belongings and the family’s memories and fled abruptly carrying only the clothes they were wearing to settled in a friend’s home for some time.

Fares used to work in publishing and design since 2002. First, he practiced in a local printing house and as...


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Sewing machines


Choosing a career is an extremely important decision that impacts an individual’s entire future. The father of George served as a major influence on his children’s career development and career decision-making.

George used to learn and work with his father in tailoring. He learned it at a young age and gained lots of experience in it to become his main job. Starting in 1994 and until 2001.

Later on, when he gained his experience, he opened his own workshop in several locations...


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Auto body repair workshop


Bedros was living a comfortable life with his wife and 3 children until the war came, took everything from him, and Turned their lives upside down like any Syrian family. His life changed when they traveled to Armenia. he wanted to stay there for only a month. But unfortunately, his relatives in Aleppo asked him not to return because his workshop was destroyed while his away and the whole city was not safe, and indeed Bedros's on month stay in...


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Sweets and Pastries at home


No matter when it happens, Losing a parent is never easy. the loss and grief could hit one's life hard and for other's like jack, it could made him face new responsibilities in life including taking care of his sisters, specially than was going through her own battle against cancer, the battle that ended tragically after long fatal struggle.

Jack, the  now 38 years old man, has always been close to his family not only supporting them in difficult times but also sharing...


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Coffee Shop


Being forced to flee your home is a life-changing event like Hanna who escaped with his family into another area to live in a rented house. Hanna said: "When we fled from our house, which was located in the Sheikh Maqsoud area, we lost all the furniture and all our house belongings, in addition to the damage to the house structure as a result of the shelling”.

The 31-year-old young man got in charge of his family earlier, took care of...


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Car body repair workshop


Nerses’s journey of agony and turmoil started in 2011 when he and his family, fled their homes and lives in Al-Raqqa, carrying only the clothes they were wearing. The city of Latakia became their refuge, it was safer than their hometown which had been bombed and targeted with every kind of bombshells. Due to those bombshells Nerses heard the devastating news, his house and workshop in Al-Raqqa were demolished completely leaving no hope for nerses to go back to his...


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Pressor for grommets and cloth accessories


What makes Nabil’s story unique is his innovation, resourcefulness, eco-friendly approach to what may seem a normal and typical process. 

Nabil has been producing cloth’s, bags and shoes related metal accessories for so long now, that he mastered the profession and if it wasn’t for the war, his business was expanding quickly, but good things wouldn’t last in the shadows of the crucial war. In a blink of an eye Nabil’s workshop was confiscated and his tools were stolen and Nabil...


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Car suspension workshop


After their house was destroyed by the shells, all Boghos' efforts to migrate with his family to a safer place failed. His only choice was to separate from his family which stayed in Aleppo and move to Lebanon and work in a car suspension workshop, a domain he is well experienced in. 

The Lebanese regulations for Syrian residents made it hard for Boghos to stay, he was obliged to come back to Syria with nothing but his 25 years worth experience...


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Makeup and Nail Kit


“Although you are in your own country, you feel like a displaced person, when you have to leave your house and city”.

With these words the 35 years old Lucy described her family’s struggle, when she, her husband, and her three lovely kids found themselves forced to leave their city of Al-Raqqa and seek refuge in Aleppo, leaving behind their home, work, school, and their memories.

Since they arrived, They have been living at a friend’s house, and Lucy’s husband has been working at...


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Rubber Molding


Pain is part of life, Suffering is an option. When suffering happens, it forces us to confront life in a different way. We have to learn how to adapt to difficulties so the most stressful parts of our lives are no longer the most significant parts of our lives.

this are wise words Jirayr lives by every day. He is an ambitious young man, who adapted to all the circumstances he faced and turned them into opportunities.

Living on the verge of...


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Forklift truck


in His life and career, Salem always saw a remodel in his father. and that reflected on his life from an early age as he Starting his career at young age, he helped his father who used to drive a forklift truck and learned from him how the machine worked to later become an employee for the same business owner for many years.

Salem started officially working in 1993, earning 25% for each transportation payment, and during the war and the...


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Mobile Maintenance


In timers of crisis, families bond together, support each other to overcome the darkest times. When the war began, most families were displaced from their homes, many stayed at their relative’s homes escaping from shells, just like  Enad who took his pregnant wife and daughter Mira and moved from their rented apartment into their relatives'.

To be able to support his family, Enad deviated a little from his university major in Commercial Institute, and headed towards mobile retail and maintenance in...


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Mobile Phone Accessories Shop


Being the eldest son, Faek became the only responsible for the family after the death of his father. He lives with his mother Wafaa who is a retired teacher, and his younger brother Fadi who newly graduated from the faculty of law and started looking for a job opportunity. 

Faek used to work in a mobile phone accessories shop for four years, when his father passed away; he decided to open his own shop where he could support his family by...


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Plumbing Equipment


Shehadeh works as a plumber since 1978, he is the sole breadwinner for his wife and three sons. The family’s only house in Al-Hamidia was damaged in the war and they were displaced to Al-Arman neighborhood where they stayed in a rented apartment. 

During the post-war period, his business was affected by the frequent power outages, which stopped him from working for long hours and decreased his income, also the old equipment he has been using for years had a huge...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Ghassan is a married man and a father of three; two boys and a girl. He used to work as a driver and worked on many different vehicles throughout his long career since 2001, but the cruel war came along and brought with it painful incidents for the family. In 2014, a shell hit their home destroying a huge part of it while Ghassan’s wife was in there, she was injured by a shrapnel, her injury was dangerous and as...


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Flower Shop


Faddaa is the sole responsible and support for her family, she is a married woman and a mother of two; a girl (Miranda 13 years old) and a boy (Emile 6 years old). 

Her start in the field of flower arranging was in her village Sadad (near Homs) back in 2000, she gained great experience in this profession and it became her passion in life. When she got married, she moved with her husband Ramez to the city of Homs where...


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Car Calibration Workshop


Although they tried so hard to stay and survive in their home city, Arotin’s family was forced by the armed groups to leave their life and memories behind, after long suffering in Al-Raqqa city. When they fled to the city of Homs, Arotin spent all his savings to help his children to travel for the sake of their safety. 

Arotin has been working as a car calibration technician for 45 years, after displacement, he moved with his wife to a rented...


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Photography


Photography has always been Gabby’s passion since 2004; he worked with many professional photographers and learned a lot throughout his career until he became well known in this field. In 2009, he started his own studio by himself and his business was very well.

Unfortunately, Gabby lost his life project when the war began; his studio had been completely burnt with all the equipment and he had to start from scratch. His insistence to start all over again was stronger than...


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Pharmacy


Since they were children, Sandra and her brother Hadi had a big dream of studying pharmacy and working together. Sandra graduated from the University of Homs in 2019, living with her parents and her only brother who is a fourth-year pharmacy student.

Their father; the only provider for the family, works as an employee with a very simple salary, which is barely enough to cover their daily needs. Her family’s limited financial resources were a huge barrier in her way, she...


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Chocolate, Coffee and Nuts Shop


Manar is the only provider for his family, he lives with his wife, his two daughters, his son and his mother. In 1989, he started his career as a chef and worked in many different restaurants between Homs and the suburbs; this business had always been his only job and source of livelihood for more than 30 years. In 2020, Manar and his family decided to settle down in the city of Homs; he rented a shop near his house...


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Hair Salon


Before the war, Attallah used to work in his hair salon, he was living a simple life with his wife and their three daughters and everything was going very well until the brutal war came and changed their life. 

In 2011, staying in the city was no longer safe; Attallah became unable to reach his salon, which was in an interface area, and later all of his equipment was stolen, this family fled from their house in Al-Hamidia to their home...


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Blacksmithing Workshop


Jihad is a blacksmith, he started his own workshop thirty years ago in the industrial area, and within a short period, he became well known among the other craftsmen for his great skills in this field. Jihad lives with his wife Mai, his daughter Joelle and his son Elia in a rented apartment, and he is the only breadwinner for the family. 

When the war started in Homs, this family fled to Fairouza (a village near Homs) after losing their house...


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Blacksmithing Workshop


Khalil spent his youth in his home village Rableh (near Homs) where he grew up and took his first steps in life. He is a blacksmith; he started working in this field 13 years ago and loved this profession until it became his passion. 

Seeking a better living was all he had in mind, when he moved to the city of Homs after losing his workshop in Rableh, he rented a small workshop and a church helped him to buy some...


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Electrical Maintenance Shop


Issa is a maintenance technician, he inherited this profession from his father 35 years ago, and became responsible for their workshop which his father first opened in 1952. He lives with his wife Najwa and their two daughters; Reina and Layal who are university students. His wife used to work as an employee and they were both helping each other in providing for their small family.

Unfortunately, during the last few years, Najwa was diagnosed with a rare disease, which caused...


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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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