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.
The year 2013 was a turning point in the life of Maaloula’s citizens, this ancient Christian village in the countryside of Damascus was attacked by the armed groups who destroyed most of the town’s historic homes, churches, and monasteries in addition to the looting, kidnapping and killing incidents which forced its people to flee.
Among them was Milad Zakhem and his family, they only had a few minutes to decide between fleeing or being killed which prevented them from taking any...
Out of poverty, desperation, and sickness, a strong girl came out to defy all the circumstances of life and prove to everyone that no obstacle can dissuade her from working and earning her livelihood.
Mirai Al-Sahwi is 23 years old and since her childhood, was suffering from Myocardial insufficiency that prevented her from doing any extra effort. She was living in the confines of a loving family that supported one another until death stole her father who was the most important...
At the age of 15, Khalil Khoury started working to help his parents, as their financial condition wasn't good, and he had to work to secure his expenses and help his parents with household obligations.
He began working as an assistant to a Plumbing & Sanitary Maintenance Supervisor and soon became skilled in that profession and began to take his own workshops as customers began to ask him to do their work because of his skills and his low wages.
For most of his life, Mousa Fares was struggling to support his family and keep them from need and poverty.
He is 38 years old and lives with his old parents and his brother in a 40-meter flat in Jaramana, yet he is always thankful to God for all the blessings in his life.
Before the crisis, Mousa was working at a beverages store in Jaramana and his income was enough to meet his household costs but during the war, two explosions...
Tolay Kashy is a 27-year-old woman, she is single and lives with her mother in an old and small flat in Kashkoul.
when she was only twelve, her father passed away after suffering from lung poisoning from an injury in the army, leaving her and her mother alone and without a supporter.
she saw her mother struggling for many years to provide the basic living needs and all she wanted was to help her, so as soon she became 18, she started...
"Every loss in life could be compensated except for health"
This is how Sohail Maydaa 44, expressed his tragedy
Sohail is married to Afaf Dheifo and has two adorable daughters Mariam and Ritta, he worked hard to secure them a decent living. Sohail's financial situation was not stable, but they were satisfied and thankful to God for everything in their life.
Unfortunately, the year 2012 had the greatest impact on this family, as the birth of his daughter Rita coincided with the survival of...
Issam Heilaneh is 28 years old living with his mother and sister in a rented small flat in Jaramana, Damascus suburbs.
He used to live with his family in Heineh village, his father passed in 2007 after long suffering from heart disease leaving Issam responsible for his mother and sister.
Issam left school at a very young age and began to do any job available to afford his family's living expenses because they were living in a poor financial situation. During the...
Firas Al-Rasheed is an ambitious young man who did not allow the years of war to waste his life. Despite all the horrors of the war that he went through, he was determined to continue close to his family.
Firas' father was working as a janitor in the monastery of St. Ibrahim Al-Khalil in Kashkoul, he did his best to afford his family a decent living and educate his two sons.
when the security and economic conditions began to deteriorate, Firas decided...
Amer Shehadeh is a 32-year-old young man, who lived within a humble family that used to work and support each other to continue in life.
since he was twenty, Amer didn't hesitate to do any work to help with the house demands; he worked as a cleaner and many other jobs to have additional income. unfortunately, the war broke down to end his endeavor, as he was called for military service where he spent more than a decade of his life...
Bassam Gerges, 60 years old, is married to Aida Haddad, and they have four daughters, who, as he put it, are the most valuable thing in his life.
For over thirty years, Bassam worked hard, trying as much as possible to provide the means of livelihood for his family and get his daughters to university. His dream was for his girls to be educated and independent to prove their success in life without the help of anyone.
Bassam was working in a...
For over twenty years, Tanous Qadmous 55, was struggling to provide his family with the best possible living.
He is married with two kids, Joseph born in 2000, and Jessy born in 2002, living along with his family in Alqseir village.
Tanous realized that his income was quite low so he moved to Damascus and started working as a barista man at a restaurant while his wife and kids stayed in the village. for many years Tanous sacrificed being far from his...
"Nothing wrong with whatever you do for a living, as long as you do it with dignity"
This is what Ghazi Al-Nasir, 59 years old, has proven.
He is married and lives with his wife and two sons in a small modest flat in Jaramana, Damascus suburbs.
since 1995, Ghazi worked as a school janitor and for more than twenty years he didn't mind doing the hard cleaning work because his main concern was to secure a decent livelihood for his children and...