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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Mini Pick-up Truck


Osama is newly married, he lives with his wife Baraa in a rented apartment and he is the sole house provider. 

He started working seven years ago in the field of goods distribution in the UAE, then in 2015, he returned home and he was unable to travel again. One year later, he settled down in the city of Homs and started a new life; he found a job in a distribution company and he worked in driving its vehicles, this...


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Pharmacy


Unfortunately, the savage war stole everything from Syrians, even their dreams! 

Toni is a pharmacist who lives with his parents and his sister. He graduated from the University of Homs in 2014, unfortunately, he couldn’t open his own pharmacy due to his family’s limited financial resources, and he had to work as a teacher in the university, in addition to working shifts in someone else’s pharmacy. But even the two salaries were not enough to achieve his dream-life project during the economic crisis.

Toni started to lose the hope of having his own pharmacy, until a friend told him about the Micro Projects Program. This initiative restored hope in Toni’s heart again and helped him to fulfill his long-awaited goal.  

Mini-Market


Mary and her husband found themselves alone following the marriage of their children. In 2006, Mary became the only provider for her husband after he had a serious health condition, which prevented him from working and providing for his family. She opened a mini-market to secure some decent income, and the shop became well known in the neighborhood for the wide variation of food commodities and products.

Unfortunately, during the last year, the sharp increase in prices and the spread of COVID-19 affected her business negatively, and supplying the shop with more goods became much harder. 

Getting the needed support helped Mary to save her family’s only source of livelihood and took her out of the risk of having to shut down her dearly shop. 

Cleaning & Wrapping Materials Shop


In the fifties of her age, Nahla had to build a whole new life from scratch after she split up with her husband in 2018. She lives with her sister Taghreed (63 years old) and her nephew Mahran, who moved to live with them after his parents’ death. 

Nahla works as a teacher, but during the economic crisis, her salary became insufficient and she barely managed to cover her daily needs, so she started to search for an additional source of...


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Taxi


The war left Anwar with a very bad memory of being kidnapped for a full month by an armed group, this incident was the reason that encouraged him to leave his house and take his family to a safer area where they stayed for three years. Anwar is a retired employee, and he is the only provider for his wife and three children; two girls and a boy. 

Anwar had also worked as a taxi driver for someone since 2000, in...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Samer is a Concrete worker, he is a married man and a father of two; a boy (Rami 17 years old) and a girl (Selena 13 years old). He has been working in this tiring profession since 1995, and it affected his health a lot; he suffered from a disc condition and the doctors told him to stop working, but that was impossible being the only provider for his family. 

Samer kept thinking of another source of livelihood and he found...


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Mini-Market


Rateb is his mother’s only family after the death of his father at a young age, he works in his mini-market in addition to being an employee with very simple salary. During the war, the family’s house in Al-Hamidia was severely damaged and they were displaced to Al-Arman neighborhood where they stayed in a rented apartment. When the economic crisis started, the income became barely enough to cover their basic needs and the rent cost, which made Rateb think of...


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Mini-Market


At a young age, Ibrahim found himself the only responsible for his mother and sister when his father passed away after a long, painful battle with cancer at the beginning of 2021. Ibrahim and his mother spent all of the family’s savings on the treatment costs and were left with nothing after losing the head of their family. 

As a young man, he didn’t have any source of livelihood so he borrowed some money from his uncle and opened a small...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Asaad has been working as a van driver since 2007, he is a married man and a father of three beautiful girls; Maryam 14 years old, Rita 12 years old and Selena 10 years old. This family was living in a rented apartment but the rent costs started to get a real burden on Asaad’s shoulders, in the beginning of 2011, he got a chance to buy a small house, but due to his limited financial resources, he had no...


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Taxi


Shadi used to work as a driver for eight years. He is the only provider for his wife Mariette and their four-year-old son Fadi. When the war started in Homs, Shadi’s family was displaced from their home to a village near Homs called “Mashta Al-Helou” where he worked on someone else’s car by splitting the profits with him, the income he got was insufficient to even cover his family’s basic needs, which made him think of a way to enhance...


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Cotton Clothes Shop


Mousa was a goldsmith, he lost everything he had when the war started, as a result of his deep sorrow he got Diabetes which forced the doctors to amputate his leg, all that had a huge impact on his life, but he didn’t give up for the sake of his wife and their only daughter Renee (17 years old). 

In 2018, Mousa opened a cotton clothes shop and started from scratch, this shop allowed him to secure a sufficient income for...


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Dental Laboratory


Despite all the losses he experienced, Ramez didn’t give up and kept trying to support his family during and after the war. He graduated from the faculty of prosthodontic in 1983, and opened his own laboratory, since then he has worked very hard to ensure a dignified life for his family of four. In 2013, the cruel war forced Ramez and his family to leave their life behind and move to Al-Hamidia, he managed to start a new laboratory with...


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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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