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

Dental Clinic


Roupen opened his dental clinic back in 1988 with the best equipment available at the time, he worked in this clinic for over 28 years using those same tools until they finally became outdated and useless despite the maintenance. 

This married man lives with his wife and two children in his sister's house who lives abroad.

As the war started, the dentistry equipment became very expensive, and Roupen couldn't afford to purchase new ones, which reflected drastically on his work for about...


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Taxi


Syrian people's lives were affected tremendously by the war and poorness which came along with its devastating outcomes.

Antoine is a father of four girls; two of them are married and the other two are still at school. He has to work 3 jobs to secure his family's livelihood and pay the school fees for his daughters. He works in the mornings as an employee, and in the afternoons, drives a rented taxi, in addition to fixing electrical devices in his free...


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Car Repair Workshop


Khachir is a humble man who lives with his wife and three lovely boys.

He has always practiced car body repair since he was young because he was the only provider for his mother. He had to handle heavy responsibilities from the early age of twelve-year-old, so he left school and started working in this profession.

When he became 18, he had to join the army service for three years, then he decided to travel abroad looking for better job opportunities; he...


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Silver Crafting


Sevag was well known for his unique jewelry designs, especially that silversmiths involved working with very small pieces of metal and shaping them in intricate ways which require high skills and the ability to perform repetitive motions with the hands.

In his youth, Sevag started his own Silver crafting shop after practicing this craft for more than 14 years. But when the war began, Sevag took his family and went to Lebanon searching for a better work opportunity. He completed his...


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Beauty Center


Women have always been an essential part of society, especially during war conditions that forced a lot of them to work side by side with men regardless of their age. That’s the case with Lucy's family, where she and her brother Joseph had to start working at an early age to support their family and secure the medical costs of their father who is suffering from cancer.

Joseph worked as a private teacher, and Lucy became a make-up assistant; she was...


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Nail Care Kit


“Set a goal, and don't give up until you achieve it” This is the motto that Samar follows in her life.

For more than 19 years, Samar tried to develop herself constantly by setting plans to reach what she wants, she worked in a factory as an employee, but unfortunately, in 2010, she lost her job after the company closed due to war.

Despite the lack of opportunities, she didn’t give up and started working in a clinic as a receptionist for...


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Sewing Workshop


“losing my dad just two months before I was born and growing up without him is one of the most challenging things I have to face every day, especially that I was named after him”. 

Joseph faced the difficulties of life with his small family, he started working with his brother who owns a sewing workshop for about 7 years, but the workflow during the years of war dropped a lot that's why he started searching for a part-time job.

Joseph's life...


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Furniture Upholstery


"A person without stability is like a flopping boat in the ocean of life"

Raffi was only 9 tears old when he and his mother left their hometown Al-Raqqa and moved to Aleppo looking for a better life after the death of his father, their family's backbone.

His father's absence caused Raffi trauma and a constant lack of safety. He had to handle the family responsibilities, and face life circumstances at a very young age. Since they moved to Aleppo they lived...


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Car Maintenance Workshop


Moving to a new country is supposed to be a phase full of hope, but in Vache's case, he was forced to leave his dear home after it was hit by several shells being on the last floor. He also searched for a suitable job in order to stay but couldn't find anything, so he decided to take his family to Armenia in search of a better life. Unfortunately, after two months, he couldn’t stay there because of the high...


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Design Equipment


Saad has a very creative mind that led him to enter the world of design. Through his computer skills, he was able to develop in this profession and rented an office in 2006, his work was doing well and he was able to purchase all the required devices in addition to the necessary printers.

Both Saad and his wife worked hard to secure a decent livelihood for their two sons, one of them decided to continue his studies abroad and the...


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Plumbing Equipment


War has no mercy, especially when a young man has to face it alone with no support. 

Somar was only sixteen when he started working in plumbing with his uncle, he gained good experience in this craft before the war started, in 2011 he moved to Lebanon after his village in Idleb was out of reach. 

In 2017, Somar and Miray got married in Lebanon where he was working for a plumbing company, but unfortunately, his wife started suffering from kidney failure...


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Aluminum Workshop


Everyone has dreams from a young age about their future careers, and they try hard to achieve them. Elias was one of those people who started working in an Aluminum workshop at the age of eighteen. 

“It’s hard for everyone to lose their business, my tools and equipment are gone along with my workshop, and I haven’t been able to return to it before. All this damage and loss from the war took its toll on me.” 

When Elias started practicing a...


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Pick-up Truck


The cruel war forced many people to live far away from their families and children, seeking better income to afford decent living conditions.

Dekran Kendmian worked in maintenance and his salary was good enough to meet his daily expenses, but with the beginning of the war, his profession was affected badly and he became unable to afford the basic needs.

Dekran couldn’t stand watching his children deprived of having a good life or proper education, so he decided to travel to Lebanon...


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Shoemaking Workshop


For more than 27 years of experience as a shoemaker, Elias Alhelo has devoted all his life to the sake of his family and his three daughters Maha, Ayda, and Hanin.

They lived in Aldekhanyeh area in peace where Elias had his workshop and the profit was sufficient to secure a decent life for them.

Unfortunately, after the beginning of the crisis, things started to worsen gradually until the year 2014, when armed groups entered Aldekhanieh and started to shoot at the houses...


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Coffee and Nuts Shop


"Being responsible for a lovely family with two little girls under current circumstances in Syria is something very difficult, it breaks your heart not to be able to secure the simplest needs of life and see your daughters growing in deprivation."

All that George was seeking for, is to secure a decent living for his family. Unfortunately, within the economic crisis in the country, no matter how hard he worked he couldn’t afford even the daily food.

In the previous years of...


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Stationery Shop


For 23 years, Nawal worked as a teacher to many generations who learned from this wise woman, she didn’t just teach them the typical curriculum but also planted true values of life in their mind and you can see that from her sons whom, despite the difficult financial and living condition of the country, were supported by their mother to become successful in their education. Hani is now in the third year of Agriculture Engineering, Fady is in the first...


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Taxi


Wissam Wakim is married to Rasha Mousa, together they have a cute little kid called Marcus.

Wissam has worked as a goldsmith since 1996, but after the beginning of the war in Syria this profession became unprofitable so he traveled to Lebanon in 2011 and started to work as a private driver for a Lebanese family. 

Unfortunately, after about four years, the family traveled abroad and Wissam became jobless, so he returned to Syria where he got employed as a driver between...


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Teaching Class


Life is about moving on, accepting changes, and looking forward to what makes you stronger and more complete.

That’s what could be concluded from the life journey of Wassim Nanaa, a 37-year-old man who was struggling for the last decade to survive. Wassim was living along with his mother and two brothers in Al-Dwalaa area, working as a hairstylist with his brother and their work was good enough to secure them a decent life.

Wassim was like any young man of his...


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Distributing Foodstuffs


Firas Haddad, 46, lives with his mother in a modest house in Jaramana, Damascus countryside.

as a child, Firas went through very difficult circumstances as he was exposed to a fire accident in his childhood that caused severe burns on his hands and face. He has undergone many surgeries since then and still suffers from deformities, but it didn't prevent him from working or having a normal life.

In 2010, Firas started working as a salesperson using his small car, and even...


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Pickup Truck


"I always trust God’s will in my life and reconcile with all my struggles, the one who believes…. will always survive” With those words, Emil began telling us his tragic story.

Emil Philips is 51 years old, married with two kids Thomas and Maroska. Emil and his family are Egyptians living in Syria; he originally came to Syria from his home country Egypt in 2010 to find better career opportunities. He got employed as a food officer at Albal Hotel in...


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Pickup Truck


Fady Yazjy, 47 years, is married and has two kids; George born in 2006, and Mary-belle born in 2011.

Fady and his family used to live in Alkabbas area in Damascus, but during the crisis, the area was surrounded by armed groups and hit daily by dozens of mortar shells which caused huge damage to the family's house, so they had to flee to another area without being able to take any of their belongings or furniture out of the house. 

Unfortunately,...


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Mini Market


Walid Al-Bethreh, is married and lives in a small, modest house in Al Tabbaleh neighborhood in Damascus. He worked as a jeweler in a workshop since 1999, he did everything he could to provide his family with the best living, but things changed after the outbreak of war, as the Goldsmithing work began to gradually diminish until it stopped in 2014 due to the lack of demand and the workshop was closed.

Walid didn't hesitate to start in a different profession...


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Taxi


Anton did not choose to spend his youthful years in military service, but it was something imposed on him by the brutality of war and the bitterness of the crisis.

At the end of 2011, Anton was called for military service, which extended for a whole decade, during which he had to work day and night as a driver. During those years, his family was exposed to many dangers and migrated to Lebanon, while he remained in Syria. Even when his...


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Pickup Truck


"Whatever happens in your life and no matter how troubling things might seem... do not enter the path of desperation, God’s hand is always there to save you." That’s what Majd Maalouf said with great faith. 

Majd is 39, married with three sons: George, Jamil, and Jad.

Since his childhood, Majd had to work hard to afford his livelihood; he started as a tile polishing worker in 2006 and then was able to have his private tiling equipment which improved his income...


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