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

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My name is George Merjaneh, I am 55 years old, I am married to Gizel Armenak, we have one daughter Georgette who is 26 years old and two sons; Joseph, who is 28 years old, he currently lives in Lebanon, and Jad is 11 years old and still at school ,we live in our family house and my mother Georgette also lives with us, she needs constant care because her Hip was fractured and she has many health issues. Before...


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Sewing Workshop


My name is David Manokian, my wife Viktoria Bakkal and I live in our house in Al-Telal area, with our son Dekran. I used to have a factory in Leramoon area since 1990, in the outskirts of Aleppo, this factory contained over 80 machines and 118 workers that I was responsible of. In this factory we made cotton underwear and T-shirts but it didn’t last for long because of the economic situation that the country was going through, the owner...


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My name is George Bashir Wahbe , I am 44 years old, married to Lina Makhoul, we have two beautiful sons; Bashir is 16 years old and Elia is 13 years old, they are still studying in school. I work as a football coach since 1995 in Riaayet Al-shabab stadium, we train young men and then choose from them to join the Syrian National Team, my wife is a City Council Officer. When we first married, we lived with my aunt in...


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My name is Tamer Stephan, I am 35 years old, married to Jemma Haboub. We have two beautiful children; Naya, she is 7 years old, and Edmon, he is 6 years old. I have worked as a barber in Sulaymanie area, in Aleppo since 2005. During my work between 2005 and 2017, I faced many difficulties because this work was not stable, and when the war started in 2012 the situation was so bad because the city was economically paralyzed...


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Espresso and Refreshments Shop


Hello, my name is Fadi Fattal I am 37 years old. I am married to Araxi Poloian, we have girls ‘twin; Maritta and Mariam who are 9 years old and Pamela who is 3 years old. At the beginning of the war in 2013, 5 mortar bombs fell on our house, so we sold it in the bad condition that it was in, and we moved to a rented one also in Al-Midan, at the same year my father died...


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Clothes Shop


My name is George Shakar, my wife is Mishleen Haskour, we have 4 children; Larissa with 18 years old and Pamela with 15 years old, the third is a girl her name is Jennifer and she is 10 years old and a boy his name is Tony. I have worked in my father’s shop for children’s wear in Telal area in Aleppo since I was a child, but unfortunately in 2012, we were forced to close our shop because the situation...


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My name is Youssef, I am 44 years old married man. I live with my mother, wife, and two children in my mother’s house. My wife Carolina is 41 years old; my children Juliana and George are school students; Juliana is 13 years old and George is 6 years old. When the war started in Aleppo in 2012, I sent my children with my wife to Venezuela, especially that I had a little daughter at that time and I felt...


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Clothes Graphic Printing


My name is Saeed, I am 26 years old and I live with my mother Antwanette, who is 56 years old. My mother is unemployed, and after the passing of my father 3 years ago, I became the sole provider. I work in design, first on the computer and later, printing these designs on clothes. I am working for someone in this business but my salary is low and that makes it hard for me to provide a good life....


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Carpentry Workshop


My name is Sobhi Baladi, and I am 51 years old. I am single, I live with my retired father in Al-Midan area. My original job is in carpentry, I have been working in this field since 1995, I used to work in a workshop in Bustan AL-Basha. Later I rented a workshop with my brother in Al-Ashrafieh area, we worked in this workshop till the beginning of the crisis in Aleppo. When the area became too dangerous and under...


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Tailoring Workshop


My name is Fadi, I am 42 years old, I currently live with my mother Ratiba who is 77 years old, and my daughter Miriam who is 7 years old. I used to live in a village called Al- Ghassanya which is in Edlib. I had a farm there, a big house with three floors, but when the armed groups entered our village in 2012, the situation was terrifying, I was forced to leave everything I had behind and move...


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My name is Jean Bakhash, I live in Aleppo with my wife Albina Abdallah and our three children; Antwan is 30 years old and he is in Edlib serving in military, during his service he was shot in his leg, Angelico is 11 years old, and Rita who is a widow, her husband disappeared during the crisis in Aleppo and she still does not know anything about him, so she and her children George and Fares moved in with us,...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


My name is Michel, I am 29 and single. I am currently unemployed; I live with my mother Despina who is 56 years old, and my sister who is 24 years old. My mother works at home in sewing, she has two sewing machines and she is the sole provider for the family, but she needs help with the income of the house to provide the daily needs. I worked in house paint for more than 10 years, but in...


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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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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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"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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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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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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