Micro PROJECTS

Micro PROJECTS

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.

Tires' Maintenance Workshop


Krikor left school in an early age and started learning the family business in his father’s workshop for tires’ installation and maintenance. It was there where he learnt and gained experience for many years until a tragic accident hit his father in 2010 and soon after that passed away due to the side effects. When the father died, Krikor became financially responsible of his mother Mary, sister Talar and his little brother Kevork, but he became without a workshop since...


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Cars Engines Oils


Despite the horrendous war and the dangers in Al-Midan area, Nasim with his wife and daughters never left their home and stood together against the falling shells and many hardships of life under the weight of economic crisis.

Before opening his current shop for oil supplies and services in Bustan Al-Basha, Nasim had a pick-up truck that he used to work with multiple workshops. But to maintain a more stable income he sold his vehicle and bought his current workplace, but the recent sanctions and the outrageous rise in prices prevented him from purchasing the needed oil supplies and hydraulic floor jacks, in addition to compressors that are essential for his job.

Car Exhausts Manufacture


The war was the only thing separating Samir from the profession that he loved a lot, it was not only depressing for him not to be able to practice his job, but also going through many financial troubles due to being jobless for that long, specially that his daughter Jeanette’s husband was called for military service and she and her two children became homeless and came to live with her father. 

During that time, Abdallah, Samir’s 32-years-old son was the only...


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Convertible Cabins for Trucks


During the war Jamil’s workplace in Al-Ramouseh was confiscated and his machinery and tools were all stolen. Another two workshops owned by his father were severely damaged, thus the family lost their livelihood for more than three years. When Aleppo city became relatively safer, Jamil and his father rented a workplace together and resumed their job in manufacturing convertible cabins for trucks but this kind of work needs an open and large space which the current workshop lacks, not to...


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Lathing Machinery


George Dayekh is a 51-years-old owner of a metal lathing workshop, since this father of two (Gabriel and Naya) was the sole provider for his family, he had a heavy burden to carry on his shoulders. The family lives in Al-Serian, a neighborhood that was considered dangerous in Aleppo city, exposed to all kinds of shell attacks. But George had other challenges besides the lack of safety. Soon after the war started, George discovered a lump in his back, he...


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Taxi


Johnny Marta is an enthusiastic young man, all ever since he was in his early twenties, he started working in car repairing and maintenance and he got skillful in this job.

Johnny lives with his parents in addition to his brother Rami who got called for the military service during the war in a very dangerous city: Daraa, he got injured four times and his life is always threatened. The mother and father are of old age so they need constant...


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Taxi


Rezk Rezk is from a village near Idleb called Al-Jdaideh. It was his hometown and the place where he spent his life in until in 2012, he was forced to flee the town under threats from the armed groups who took control of the village with the start of the war.

The 41 years old Rezk took his wife Julia and children Simon (14 years old), Emily (12 years old) and Michael (11 years old) and went to Latakia after losing...


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Taxi


In Syria, the war changed the life of people in many different ways, millions were either displaced or have lost a loved one or sometimes a property, but what’s definite is that all Syrians were financially affected somehow. Many were forced to change their careers or start from scratch after losing everything, others like Antoine started working additional jobs only to survive the hard times. That’s actually how Antoine Kassis became a part-time taxi driver…

The 45-years-old Antoine is a father...


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Taxi


A long time ago Mousa was a goldsmith, he worked abroad in the gulf for many years then he came Back to Syria to live a peaceful and content life with his family after all the hard work, and since he was originally from Al-Yakoubieh village, his income was primarily coming from the lands he has there and from its harvests. Life was going good before the Syrian war interrupted their peace of mind and safety…

Mousa and his wife Nelly...


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Taxi


When Abdullah's car broke down due to a technical failure (back in 2014), it was parked near the Red Crescent hospital in Aleppo city, the last thing he expected was that he would wake up the next day to find nothing!

The war has already overwhelmed the 43 years old Abdudllah, the father of two boys; Shaker (11 years old) and (Karam 10 years old) that solely provides for his family, he had already borrowed money from a relative to buy...


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Car Repairing


George Hanna, his wife Faten and their two children Elias (12 years old) and Joelle (10 years old) were living peacefully in a small city near Al-Raqqa. George was a workshop owner for cars maintenance when the war started. At first, war was far from their little town, but when armed factions started to move East towards Raqqah and Deir Ez-Zor governorates, threatening the lives of citizens and confiscating their properties. George decided it was time to leave for the...


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Barber Shop


Since he was 13 years old, Fadi Kremesh chose his profession for life, when he dropped off school and started working in a barber’s shop to master this skill. When you enter the industry in an early age like Fadi did, you start small and gradually learn the tricks until you can be independent and establish a salon of your own.   

Before the war everything was going just as planned, Fadi was saving money to open his own salon and...


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Wool Shop


Life was not easy at all after Sahar’s husband death, who was the sole provider for the family when suddenly she found herself responsible for her two daughters Mary and Sarah.

Sahar made her decision to fight for the sake of her family and worked in making pastries for four years; this job was very difficult and tiring for a woman of Sahar’s age that forced her to think about another possible choice which provides her and her daughters with a...


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Aluminum workshop


Issam is an enthusiastic and energetic young man who lives with his parents and two sisters.

He works in his own Aluminum workshop that he opened in 2017 by borrowing some tools from his relative, this young man became well-known for his good reputation and his wide experience in this field among the other craftsmen.

Issam remembers very well his tough experience during the war which made of him a stronger person; In 2011, Issam and his father were kidnapped and the...


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Plumbing and solar system installation


Issam works in plumbing and solar system installation since 1984, he lives with his wife Lama, his son Fouad and his daughter Katia. The family went through many hardships during the war as they were living in Al-Hamidia which was a main battlefield back then, so they moved to a village called Mashta Al-Helou.

Issam didn’t stop working while staying in the village, but living away from home was not easy on the family, so when the situation became better in...


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Hair Salon


Wadih is a hairdresser who lives with his family of four; his wife Marilyn, his daughter Angy and his son George.

He learned this profession in Lebanon and he became famous for working with television presenters, Wadih went back to his city Homs and opened his own salon in 1996 which was one of the first salons in Al-Hamidia; his wife also helped in the salon for 16 years until the war forced him and his family to flee in 2012 to...


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