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

Secondhand Clothes Shop


Riad saab is a father of two sons who are baccalaureat students. His wife is a teacher in Bni Taghleb school and he is working now in al Jalla restaurant as a prime chef. He has a shop in Al Midan he used to work in that shop in the field of fast food but because of the crisis he cannot open in the same region again. So, he started thinking about a new project which is a shop for the second handed clothes. He made some studies and he found that it will be a successful project. His shop was damaged during the crisis when the missiles started falling on Al Midan region. They moved to Kafroon for a short period of time during the water problems in Aleppo. This project will give him the chance of having a better income in the future.

Carpentry Tools


Bitros Orfahli is a married man who has a son in the eleventh grade and a daughter in the sixth grade. His wife is unemployed and he is the only provider for his family. He is a carpenter. He had a workshop in Al-Arkoub which was destroyed completely. When he was very young he used to work for someone who had a workshop in Sulaymaniyah, but later he traveled and closed his workshop. Bitros did not want to stop working so he...


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Silver Workshop


Elias is a married man who has two children and he is the only provider for his family, they live in a rented house. Before the crisis in Syria, he had a workshop that he worked in making silver ornaments in Shekh-Maksoud and it was going great, but when the crisis started, he lost his workshop and all the equipment that he had. Later, he bought some new equipment and started working again in a basement that belongs to one of his...


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Manufacturing Rubber Molds


George is a single man, living in his parents’ house with his brother, they both work to provide themselves with daily livelihood needs. He has been working in manufacturing rubber molds for more than 15 years and he has a great experience in this field. His recent employer is exploiting him by making him work too hard, and giving him a low salary (not more than $100 a month), so he wants to quit this work. George wants to start his own project in the same field that he has been working in for a long time, aspiring to become an independent person.

Printing Center


Joseph is a single, young man, living with his family and he is the sole provider for them. He used to work for Caritas as an IT, but later he stopped working there and started working with his friend in a printing shop. It was fine at first, later he started feeling that he is working very hard, but not getting enough in return, so he decided to start his own project that will provide a good income. He has a great experience in this field as he has been working in it for more than 4 years, but he does not have enough money to start with his own project. This project is more than a dream for him, it is his passion. It will give him the chance of a new beginning, doing what he loves for a living, and also to become a good provider and secure a future for his family.

Sewing Workshop


A single woman who lives with her sister’s family, her father has schizophrenia, that’s why she can’t live with him at the same house. the rest of her family migrated to Germany during the war, so she basically has no one to rely on. She studied design because it has been her passion, she used to work in accessories, shoes and sometimes clothes. The project will be an important chance, she will be able to become self-dependent and start her own business.

Sewing Workshop


Nitalin is a married woman and a mother of 3 children, the first one is an agricultural engineer, the second one is a baccalaureate student and the youngest is still in eighth grade. She has been working in the tailoring field for the last 8 years, but as an assistant in a workshop that belongs to her friends, they only ask for her help when they have a lot of work. Her husband works in a gas station, as a driver...


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Metal Molding Workshop


A married man with two children, his wife works as a school teacher. “I started to sell cigarettes on the street, in my neighborhood” he said, because during the crisis, the owners of his old work left the country, so he stayed without a job. He moved to latakia with his wife’s family for one year during Aleppo crisis, and worked there at the same field, Then the old owners came back to Aleppo and wanted to start over with their business so he came back and started working again with them. This project will allow Elia to finally be able to start a project of his own and not to be afraid to lose his job in any minute.

Coffee Shop


George Doumat is a married man who has a two years old daughter. His wife is unemployed. He rented a house in Al Midan region. He has a full-time job in the court of military, but the salary is too low and not even enough to provide his own family with the necessities of the life. They have some aid from their parish” the Maronites” which helps them a lot. He used to live with his family, but he rented his own house before a short period of time. The project will be established in an area that needs his services to guarantee the success of his project. His wife and daughter moved to his wife’s parents’ house in Al Moushtaye village during the crisis in Aleppo. He could not go with them because it was impossible for him to quit his job, so he stayed in Aleppo.

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Hospic is a single young man who is living with his mother in Al-midan area. They were displaced from their house during the war and moved to Sulaymaniyah to live in a rented house, after a year when things started getting better, they returned to their house in Al-midan and found out that it has been severely damaged, so Hospic had to pay for the repairment costs of the house. Before war, he worked as a barber, but later he had...


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Dose


Jack and Joseph are two friends who lived the war circumstances together. During the war Jack’s family decided to leave the country and immigrate to Germany so they travelled to Lebanon and stayed there for a while, at the time Jack found a job in an Italian restaurant and he learned a lot about food making and he loved this business, when the visa arrived he refused to go with his family because he wanted to stay in Syria but...


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Beauty Center


Vivian Karanta is a divorced mother who has a ten years old daughter. She lives with her parents (father mother and a brother). She wants to start her own project to depend on herself in providing her own daughter in the future. Her brother is a hairdresser, but he is not working now. Her mother does not work. Her father is a janitor in a company and he cannot support his family entirely. She sometimes works with Jesus and Merry visiting team, but she has experience in the field of beatification so she wants to go back to it to guarantee a better future for her and her little daughter. She is all hope that the future is going to be better and someone will help her in achieving her dream.

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“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up”

Despite all calamities, Youssef Al-Samara has never stopped fighting and was full of hope that the coming days are going to be better.

He worked as a hairdresser since 2002 and his income was good to afford his living expenses, but after the outbreak of the Syrian war, he was called to join the military service as he served in fierce war zones which put him under dangerous accidents.

He was living in...


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Hairdressing Salon


“The human’s will is what defines a person and how far he is going in his life journey”

Iskandar was raised by loving and supporting parents, his father used to work as a tiler and handled his tough work to afford his family a decent living.

As soon as he grew up, Iskandar realized he wanted to be a hairdresser, so he started learning about this profession and worked hard to gain field experience dreaming to have his own Salon in the...


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"A hero is someone who gives without thought of himself, and Shadi was that hero in his son’s eyes”

Shady Maqsoud 48, never hesitated to give all for the sake of his family and kids.

He is married to Jumana Qazi and they have two sons Johnathan born in 2003, and Julian born in 2007 

Shady started working as a painter at the age of nineteen to support his parents with the living expenses, and for many years he worked as hard as...


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Mini Market


George is a married man and the father of three daughters Dina, Rita, and Rima.

George suffers from speech disorder but that didn’t prevent him from working or having a normal lifestyle as for the last 30 years, he has been working at the Ministry of Health as a physical therapist.

He handled his tough work schedule for many years to ensure a dignified life for his family, because all he cared about was raising his daughters to become successful individuals in...


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Taxi


We are all aware of the violent acts of war during the last decade which affected the lives of many innocent people.

Edwar was one of those people who was exposed to a kidnapping incident that turned his life upside down.

Edwar Darwish was born in 1972, married and has a son ‘Gassan” born in 2014. He lives with his family in Kashkoul, a Damascus suburb and for more than 10 years, he worked as a bus driver on Damascus-Aleppo international road.

His...


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After more than 20 years of a stable career and secure living conditions, Anwar Hanna, the 63-year-old man was a victim of displacement and losses.

Anwar was living with his family in Erbin area, in the countryside of Damascus, he was working as a blacksmith at his private carpentry workshop and their life was full of peace and security which all was ruined after 2011 as the terrorist groups broke into the area and spread their violence and horror at over....


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Mini Market


There will always be difficult challenges to face every day, but with great faith, one will be strong enough to defeat those challenges as Jamil Bshara did his entire life.

Jamil is 49, married to Silva Hamwi and together they have amazing three children; Eleanor and Alber born in 2003, and Enji born in 2005. Jamil and his family live in a small rented flat in Jaramana where he works in packaging at the Syrian Trade Corporation.

Before the crisis, Jamil used...


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Abdo had a peaceful and stable life with his family living in Sednaya town, Damascus countryside.

During the first years of the war, the situation began to worsen gradually, until it became very dangerous to stay in the area, as his house was severely damaged by the shelling which forced the family to leave their home without being able to take any belongings.

Abdo and his family moved to Damascus where his friend helped him rent a small apartment in one of...


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Pick-up truck


Kinan’s life was never easy, each chapter of it contained a lot of pain and bitterness, but he never gave up and was sure that all the faith and love he gives, will return to him.

He lived in Al-Qadam area in Damascus where he worked as a gypsum statues sculptor. He was like any young man of his age working hard and planning for his future as he established his own workshop, bought a mini pick-up to increase his income,...


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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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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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