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

Carpentry Workshop


My name is Antoine Haddad, 53 years old married to Jennifeef, we have 3 children; Fouad, George and Katia. Fouad is a 24 years old single man; he was discharged from the military service last year. And now he is working as a hairdresser in a salon. George is 21 years old; he is currently in Damascus doing his military service, and Katia is 14 years old; she is a school student. In 2013, when the situation was dangerous in...


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Taxi


For sixteen years, Vazken used to wake up every morning, get ready and start touring in the streets of Aleppo city picking up the students of “Guiligian” secondary school. 

This daily routine changed in 2016 when he reached the age of retirement, Vazken became unemployed, depending only on his pension salary and the aids that he gets from the church, as a source of income for his family; he lives with his wife Eva, and their daughter Tamar (27 years-old), while his other...


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Taxi


The taxi he wishes to own isn’t just a car nor a project, it’s more of a way to compensate his losses and reclaim a peaceful life he once had, before the war destroyed it all. George Georgess and his Wife Maha live in their home located in Al-Midan area, they have one married daughter. The couple suffered from the war collateral damages like most Syrians. In 2012, their house was hit by a missile leaving them with a damaged...


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Restaurant Equipment


My name is Nour Nassour, I am a mother of 2 children; Laith and Julee. Laith is 11 and Julee is 10, both are school students. We live together in my parents’ house with my brother, sister, father and mother because I am divorced from their father. My mother Nelly doesn’t work, she is 54 years old. My father Antwan is 59 years old; he works in a small shop for sandwiches and I work with him and help as...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Goerge khoury and Enkenieh Sarkis are a husband and wife in their mid-thirties with two children; Charles who’s 2, and Stephanie who’s 1 year old. After his father lost his battle against cancer, George’s responsibilities expanded to include his mother and two sisters. Having to provide for one family is hard enough, let alone two. George had a pretty stable life before war, he lived in a rented house in Al-Midan area, and worked for a profit percentage as a...


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A Shop For Selling Car Exhausts


The 31-year-old Elias Khawam had it all... with his wife Odet, and their seven-year-old son George, together they make a beautiful small family living relatively a comfortable life. Elias shares business with his father since 1998, in the domain of selling and fixing car parts. But in 2013 everything was about to change, the armed conflict got heavier and closer in Aleppo city, until one day the inhabitants of Sheikh Maksoud area were forcefully dislodged from their homes. Elias wasn’t...


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Taxi


Marwan’s career path was determined since his early youth, when he applied with his friends for a public driving license test in Hama, that was in 1975 and since then he’s been a driver; first a bus driver for five years in his hometown Msyaf, later a taxi driver with his brother after moving to Aleppo in 1980. 3 years later, the brothers parted after Marwan’s brother decided to immigrate. Marwan and his wife Nourie Wassouf have 3 children, 2...


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Cleaning Materials Shop


My name is Joseph Mobayed, a 60 years old married man. my wife Laila and I have one son his name is George and he is a photographer. In 1970, I had a workshop for spraying wooden furniture in Al-Midan area, I am very skilled in this craft. Unfortunately, in 2012, when the crisis started in Aleppo this business took a big hit and no one was thinking about these luxuries. Later, I started working in a shop for spraying...


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Hair Salon


My name is Maria, I am 46 years old and married to Robin Jokrian, we have a girl her name is Anna; she is 13 years old. Our main house was in Seikh Maksoud area but during the war in 2012, we were forced to leave, because this area was very dangerous and under fire during the 7 years of war, unfortunately, my husband lost all his equipment because he used to work from the house in the wax molds...


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Dental laboratory


My name is Yossef Mobayed a 21 years old single young man. I am currently living with my grandmother in Aleppo. Before the crisis, we used to live all together with my father in Al-Midan area, but in 2010 my father passed away of cancer and we had to move to my grandmother’s house, because we were not able to afford the rent of our house in Al-Midan. We lived in my grandmother’s house for a year and half. When...


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Taxi


My name is Johnny Cozma, I am a 30 years old man and married to Nour Dayekh. We have two little children, a girl and she is 5 years old, and a boy who is just 1 year old. We live with my mother in a rented house in Sulaymanieh area in Aleppo, she is 60 years old with a lot of health issues (diabetes, gland disease, heart problems), as a result, she needs a lot of medicines. In 2000,...


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Taxi


Michel Shahoud is married to Jannette Gharam, they have one daughter; Sara who is still studying at college. In 2010, his wife got sick with scleroderma and as a result, she frequently loses her balance and she can’t move on her own so she needs constant care from her husband, which makes it difficult for him to leave her alone and go to his work while his daughter is in college. During war, part of their house in Al-Jabryeh was...


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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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