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

Mini pick-up truck


Losing home, career, and starting over is a tragedy that many people had to face, especially in times of war, one of them is Subhi, who lost his house and he and his family became displaced.

These circumstance forced him to desperately search for a safe roof over his head, so he moved over to another governorate to MashtaAl-Helou, and worked there for 6 years in the same domain his been in for years; tiling, to later on, when the situation got better,...


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Taxi


Many people have lost their property during the war, when most of them had to sell their homes and cars, trying to survive at a time when finding a job become difficult.

George says: “I lost the only thing I have ever owned when I sold my car, trying to save emigration money, searching for safety for my family, hoping that by leaving Syria I can build a better future for them, but unfortunately, we lost our opportunity to emigrate and...


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Car Mechanics workshop


Serving in the military for more than 9 years has forced many young men to leave their jobs and change their lives, which led to the loss of the opportunities to gain vocational experience, but Hovhannes didn't want to give up on building a career and he wanted to restore his previous experience and return to his profession and practice it again.

Back in the day, Hovhannes worked in the field of car maintenance for about 8 years. He lost hope...


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Sewing Machines


Berjouhi's family has become small after all of her children have scattered around the country due to the horrific shells falling around their house, causing at times little damages to their apartment, and affecting their psychological state immensely, to the point that Berjouhi's son decided to leave Aleppo and join his sister in another governorate in search of safety.

But Berjouhi stayed at her home with her husband, who works in a metal lathing workshop, and despite her age and the...


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Sewing Machine at home


It is said that a mother spares no means to take care of her family and offer the best for her children and loved ones and sometimes does what seems to be impossible, like Siranoush. 

Siranoush's biggest challenge was the loss of her husband who passed away leaving her behind, to face life alone with no source of income no roof over her head and with the great responsibility of taking care of her disabled.

By the time her husband passed away...


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Furniture Upholstery


Life disappointed Joseph many times, one of which was when his wife's life was jeopardized after one of the mortar shells fell near their house while she was home. This painful incident destroyed Joseph’s wife’s life she had to go through nine surgeries to undo the damage was has caused. 

The second disappointment was the immigration of his five children, who have fled from the dangerous city of Aleppo to a safer place leaving their father behind. 

Despite all the challenges and...


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Sewing machines


Gracia and her husband's paths have crossed in the workplace, when they met as two teachers in a private school and together created a lovely family with tow children; a daughter Mirella and a son George. 

After retirement the couple felt helpless, on one side the livelihood expenses were four-folding on the other hand their pension was not enough to make them survive and taking action to improve their livelihood situation became  a necessity.

the war also cost the family the loss...


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Taxi


Working as a Taxi driver had a good impact on Elias the 55 years old, father of two (Marianne and Gabriel). It upgraded his lifestyle and made him feel more secure and content at least financially.

His start though was  in car maintenance (1988) in car maintenance but later he no longer worked in that domain as he sold the workshop and changed the course of his career.

In 2000, he rented his uncle’s car to be able to work and later...


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Mini pick-up truck


The 48 years-old Fares, is an ambitious person and wants to do his best, no matter what difficulties come in his way. His dream was to own a mini pick-up truck to work on in addition to his regular job at the university hospital.

Fares's previous working experiences were diverse, He used to work in laundry and ironing services, then in electrical maintenance and in 2011 he started to work in a hospital.

The war years were hard on fares and his...


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Taxi


The war forced Edmond, aged 61, to work anything in this harsh economic situation, so he gained a lot of experience in many jobs, such as wall painting and electrical maintenance. Not only that, but he also traveled alone to Lebanon to be able to send money to his children, then returned to Aleppo, bought a mini pick-up truck and worked on it for more than 3 years, then sold it when the situation became worse.

one of his jobs was...


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Car Mechanics workshop


Antoine has always been a business owner. In partnership with his brother, they used to own a workshop for car mechanic's in Bustan Al-Basha, which was, unfortunately severely damaged during the war. 

In the past, the business was prosperous and Antoine was able to provide a comfortable life for his wife and three sons. But with war falling upon Syria, the family's life took a downturn. The eldest son was called for military service, and soon after joining he got severe...


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Car inspection device


Edward, the 20 years old man, studies economics while working in a car mechanic's workshop, to be able to support his family and pay for his education.

2015 was the worst year for him, the sudden death of Edward's father was catastrophic for him, it took him a long time to understand what had happened. The shock numbed his feelings and he was in denial of the tragedy.

Soon the responsibilities mounted on Edward's shoulders. At an early age, he had to...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Elias’s family refused to leave their only house in Bab Al-Sebaa neighborhood which was exposed to the scourge of war, and they lived with fear and horror every day until the situation has stabilized. Elias works as a floor tiler since 1980, he is the sole responsible for his wife, his daughter and son. 

After all these years of hard work and experience, he didn’t expect that one day he would have to start from scratch. When the war started in...


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Taxi


Hussam paid the heavy price of the vicious war, and like many Syrians, he has a long story to tell!

On the 4th of August 2015, Hussam was heading to his work as usual when he was attacked and kidnapped by  armed men, he remained in captivity for three months until he was freed by an agreement. 

After this incident, he decided to leave Homs with his family; they fled to their home village “Al-Qaryten”, where they stayed for a short period...


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Mobile Phone Maintenance Shop


Anas worked in the field of mobile phone maintenance for three years before the war started in Syria. In 2010, he was called to serve in the army and his service lasted for ten full years.

Adapting to all the changes that happened during those years wasn’t easy at all; Anas found himself without a job and even his previous experience didn’t allow him to start a business as all the technologies he used to deal with were outdated and not...


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Plumbing and Central Heating System Installation


Jamil and his family experienced the horror and brutality of war when they were forced to leave their home village Al-Dwair by force in 2013. And since then, he lives in a rented apartment with his wife and their son in addition to his mother and sister after losing a whole life.

Jamil worked in plumbing besides his wide experience in installing central heating systems, his career started in Syria back in 1994 then he traveled to Lebanon where he worked...


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Mobile Phone and Computer Maintenance Shop


Even though he spent 8 years of his life serving in the army, Bahaa did his best to compensate for all he lost because of the brutal war. He lives with his wife and their two-year-old son in a rented apartment and he is the only provider for his small family. 

His start in the field of mobile phone and computer maintenance was in 2007; he has always loved his job and managed to have great skills within a short period....


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Wall Painting Equipment


Imad is a wall-painter; he started working in this field back in 1984 and has a long experience, gained by working in different countries throughout his long career. He lives with his wife Sahar and their only son Nayef who is a maintenance technician. 

Lately, the equipment he used to work with became completely worn out through the years and he couldn’t renew them due to their high prices. Naturally, his productivity started to decrease and he was forced to rent...


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Mini-Market


At the age of seventeen, Fouad who is the only son of his parents had to leave school when his father, the sole breadwinner, became severely ill and was no longer able to continue working. This small family was living in a rented apartment in Al-Hamidia until the cruel war forced them to flee to a village near Homs called Fairouza. At the beginning of 2012, Fouad found a job in a relief program at a church in Homs; he...


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Lighting Equipment for events


At the age of 20, Tarek started his career in the field of pro-lighting for events and despite his young age, his name became well known in the city of Homs for his special skills within a very short period. 

Buying all the lighting requirements was almost impossible during the post-war period and he used to rent all the needed equipment until the renting costs became very high and he had no other choice but to travel to Lebanon in a...


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Plumbing and Electrical Supplies Shop


Mazen lives with his wife Christine and their three-year-old son Marwan, he works in his “plumbing and electrical supplies shop”, which he opened back in 2013, and he is the sole breadwinner for his family. 

His shop is located in a popular neighborhood, and what helped him to attract many clients, is that he is a helpful person who has always tried to offer some simple maintenance services in the shop besides selling these requirements.

Unfortunately, Mazen’s successful business was affected negatively...


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Dental Clinic


Toni is a dentist; he lives with his father who is a retired government employee, his mother who is a teacher and his two sisters. Being the eldest son in his family, he has always depended on himself and has always tried to stand by his parents.

In 2018, he graduated from the University of Homs; as it is known in Syria, each newly graduated dentist must serve for two years in a rural area by opening a clinic there. Toni...


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Packaging Materials Shop


Firas is the sole provider for his wife Faten, his two sons Suheil (18 years old), Jawad (13 years old) and his only daughter Haneen (9 years old). He worked in his packaging materials' shop for four years then he decided to close the shop and work in distributing these products, everything was going well and his business allowed him to ensure his family a dignified life. 

When the economic situation started to get worse in the country, Firas’s income became...


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Cotton Clothes Shop


“Now my life has begun!” with these words, Tarek described his situation when he had the chance to start a project after serving in the army for 8 years. He is a single man, he lives with his old parents and his younger brother Remon who works in a shop. The two brothers are doing their best to provide for the family.  Tarek worked in a restaurant for a short period then he worked in a battery shop but the...


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