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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Hair Salon


Nothing could've stopped Haifaa from pursuing her ambitions, she kept trying despite all the hardships until she achieved her goal. 

Haifaa is a married woman, she lives with her husband Toni who is a wall-painter, her two sons; Aziz (4 years old), Zain (3 years old) and her mother-in-law Laurece. When she finished school, she joined a vocational center where she learned hairstyling, then opened her first salon in her village Qatineh (near Homs) back in 1995. In 2016, Haifaa and...


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Electrical Maintenance Shop


After losing his house and shop, Wadih and his family decided to move on and start a new life from scratch. Wadih is an electrical engineer who works in the field of electric devices maintenance, he is a married man and a father of two; a girl Maggie (13 years old) and a boy Ghaith (11 years old). the family is living with the mother-in-law Samira (83 years old) after being displaced from home. 

Wadih didn’t give up during all these tough...


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Electrical Installation and Maintenance


Abdo has been working in the Electrical Installation and Maintenance since 1996, he gained great experience through the years by working between Syria and Qatar. He is the only provider for his wife Olga, his son Samir (5 years old) and his daughter Naya (2 years old). 

The cruel war forced this family to leave their own house and move to a safer neighborhood where they stayed in a rented apartment and later, they lost everything they had; their house in...


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Mini-Market


Nadia is a single woman, she works in her own mini-market which she opened back in 2008 and lives with her sister Sabah (64 years old), her niece Caroline (16 years old) and her nephew Anis (23 years old) who is a university student, they all moved to live with them after the death of their parents. 

Her mini-market has always been known for the variety of its food commodities because she always focused on supplying her shop with various goods...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Firas used to work as a floor tiler; he was living a peaceful life with his wife and their three children in Al-Hamidia until the cruel war came and changed everything. Leaving their life and memories behind was not easy, but when the place they called home became very dangerous, this family was forced to make that hard decision. 

The savage war took everything from them; they were living in a rented house, and Firas lost his equipment which was his...


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Carpentry Workshop


Adib is a carpenter, he opened his workshop back in 1990 and he has been always known for the quality of his work and the great skills he has. He lives with his wife and their three children; two boys and a girl and he is the family’s sole provider. 

When the war intensified in the city of Homs, Adib fled with his family to their home village “Barsheen” seeking safety, where they stayed for a while until the situation improved...


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Pharmacy


After serving in the army for seven years, Kinan had no other choice but to start his life from all over from scratch. He is a pharmacist, living with his wife Ranim who is a teacher and their two-year-old son Julian.

When Kinan was finally discharged, his simple financial abilities were an obstacle, stopping him from starting his life project, unfortunately, he was forced to postpone this dream and work as an employee for a medicine company. Lately, life started to...


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Mobile Phones Maintenance


Despite his young age, Elias felt that it’s his responsibility to help his father in providing for their big family, he managed to balance between his studies and work. Elias is an enthusiastic young man, he is a second-year student in the faculty of economics, he lives with his mother, his two sisters, his grandmother and his aunt while his father traveled to Lebanon seeking a better source of livelihood. 

After his father’s travel, he couldn’t stand by without doing anything...


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Pharmacy


Julia is a pharmacist who lives with her parents after her two brothers traveled abroad seeking better job opportunities. The war forced her family to flee from their home in Al-Hamidia to Lebanon, but they couldn’t stay for a long time due to the high costs of living, so they returned to Syria and moved to a village called (Mashta Al-Helou) as Homs was not safe yet and they stayed in a rented apartment for five years, when the family...


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Wall Painting Equipment


Although he lost the main equipment for his work during the war, Mourad didn’t give up and kept working with very simple tools which he was left with, just to ensure his family a dignified life being their sole provider. 

Mourad has worked as a wall painter since 1995, he is a married man and a father of two; his daughter Jessica (19 years old) who is a university student, and his son Fadi (16 years old) a student in the...


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Café


Elie was forced to give up on his passion in life after a dangerous accident that almost killed him; he had to sell all of his sound equipment to pay the hospital costs, as he went through many surgeries. His treatment lasted for a full year until he became able to stand on his feet again but unfortunately, he lost the ability to move his arm.

Elie is a sound engineer, he is the only provider for his family of five;...


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Wooden Furniture Spraying


Elias started inheriting the furniture spraying skill from his father since 1995, he lives with his wife and their three children in a rented apartment and he is the family’s sole breadwinner.

In 2011, this family was displaced from their village (Al-Qsayer) after losing everything they have and started a new life from scratch. Elias had to leave his family in Homs and travel to Lebanon in search of better livelihood; he found a job in the same profession but unfortunately,...


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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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