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

Electronics Maintenance


Zohrab is a young man who had to face life's hardships at an early age, he left his education and started working when he was only 15 years in mobile and computer maintenance, to help his parents provide the daily needs.

He worked in this domain for about 4 years. He also worked as a vendor in a pharmacy for one year, then as he became 18 he was called for military service. Zohran spent the next ten years of his...


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Car Electric Maintenance


Elias the owner of a car mechanics workshop who has been working in this field since 1985, gaining the skills and building good reputation in the industry. For two decades, Elias who is forty now has been the sole provider for his family who depended on him for their daily bread. 

Like any business this workshop was hit hard by the economy, Elias thought it was best to sell it and seek another opportunity abroad, but three months later he came...


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Sweets and Pastries


“Poverty matters when it’s related to the way of thinking, not to the financial situation…”

That’s how Garabet started his conversation…

This ambitious man did not let the hard conditions he faced stop him from following his dream and starting a lovely family, in addition, to initiating a job in Syria after years of living abroad.

Garabet lived in Lebanon for a long time, where he started his career as a sweets and pastries chef. Also, he worked for a Cinematography company, to...


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Blacksmithing workshop


Starting from scratch, losing his brother, serving in the military for four years, made being the sole provider for a whole family, seem nothing compared to all those agonies for Jamil. 

After he was discharged from the military. Jamil began taking care of his sick father, who was suffering from cancer for several years before losing his battle with illness. 

The death of his father and brother, those who were always supportive of him, caused him a big shock in his life....


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Photography gear


It all began in 2014 when Moses, the father of Kaytana and Hagop, was walking back home late at night, making his way in pitch darkness, and suddenly fell into an 8m deep trench. the most frightening thing was the loss of his sight and knowing that if he would ever be rescued, he is going to be hospitalized to save his injured eye. Help was on the way, eventually Moses was thankful this nightmare ended, but he was still...


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Car Inspection Device


The 34-years-old Yacoub spent most of his life building a career in car mechanics; from an early age, he worked in several workshops and attended many masterclasses to get acquainted with engines and latest methods, each and every step of the way, he learned new things adding to his growing experience. 

To achieve his goals, this fast-learning man worked in a specialized company which was sadly closed after one year because of the unstable situation in the country, but he did...


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Sewing Machine at home


It is said that a mother spares no means to take care of her family and offer the best for her children and loved ones and sometimes does what seems to be impossible, like Siranoush. 

Siranoush's biggest challenge was the loss of her husband who passed away leaving her behind, to face life alone with no source of income no roof over her head and with the great responsibility of taking care of her disabled.

By the time her husband passed away...


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Taxi


Vecken has been battling with the hardships of life to take care of his wife and two boys; Garo and Hagop. The war may have ceased in the fighting sense, but its impact on families is still overwhelming. 

Through the first years of war hundreds of shells were falling in their neighborhood, the building in front of theirs was destroyed by one of those shells and their house was severely damaged. Those explosion terrifying sounds affected their youngest son’s physiological health...


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Laser Cutting Machine


Joseph is a graduated architect, but besides his studies he has always been a hardworking and self-dependent man.

His father had lost his workshop and the machinery, and when the family lost their livelihood, Joseph started seriously considering having a full-time job. First, he volunteered with an organization then in 2018 he started working on a laser cutting machine. Utilizing his designer skills, Joseph started making a living by selling architectural models, wooden accessories and many other items. The problem arose...


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Sewing Workshop


Rania comes from a big family, she lives with her mother, both of her brothers and their own families, all in the same household. From early on Rania grew to be an independent, strong woman on every aspect. Her long years of experience in the sewing field enabled her to open her own workshop just before the war started.

Like many people, Rania was affected by the ramification of war. The lack of electricity, the bombing and the bad economics in...


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Car Electricity


Costantin was building a name for himself in the market and planning a successful career as a car electrician and mechanic, when the war started and interrupted not only his career but also his family's life.

In 2015, Costantin’s house in Al-Suleymanieh was severely damaged by a mortar shell that exploded in the adjoining building causing complete destruction to Costantin’s 5th-floor-apartment, where he and his mother live. However, the biggest loss for the family was the death of Costantin’s older brother...


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Sewing Machines


Saad is a 37-years-old man who chose to make a risky decision of changing his career more than five years ago. Originally Saad was working in retail business, but after loosing his shop and the merchandise in Al-Ramouseh, he found himself without any job for more than two years, he decided to begin a new career in tailoring. He started this path by taking a course to learn everything related to this new domain, then he borrowed his uncle’s old...


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Hair Salon


Like many Syrian women, Reem chose to stand by her husband Elian and help him make a decent living for their two sons; Laith (14 years old) and Ghaith (12 years old). 

In 2012, her family was displaced from their house in Al-Waar neighborhood to “Rabah” village where they had to rent an apartment and stayed there for five years, during that period, the family’s house in Homs was severely damaged and stolen.

When things settled down, Reem and her family returned...


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Printing Shop


Syrians’ hope of a better future has always been their guide despite all the overwhelming effects of the war, surrender was not a choice no matter what were the hardships they had to face, with their willpower to live, they continued trying to repair what the cruel war destroyed. 

Elie is an electrical engineer; who lives with his retired parents and his sisters. While his friend Nour is a mechanical engineer who is married with two children all living together in...


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Beauty Salon


With all the heavy responsibilities on her shoulders, Reem has always done her best to cover her three daughters’ needs during the absence of her husband who traveled in a search of a work opportunity. 

Since she was young, Reem loved working in the field of beauty and attended many courses to develop her skills. Before the war, she worked as a teacher for seven years but this job never made her forget her fondness for beauty, and she tried to...


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Taxi


Wissam is an electrical engineer, he is a married man and a father of three daughters; Georgette (10 years old), Angel (8 years old), and Barbara (5 years old). He used to work in an engineering office, which he had previously opened with his friends until the cruel war changed everything. 

In 2013, Wissam and his family had to experience a whole new life after being displaced from their home in Al-Hamidia; they moved to the city of Damascus where they...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


“The war took many years of my life, and now I’m trying to establish a new one from scratch!” 

Those were Johnny’s words, who spent 10 years of his life serving in the army; he lives with his wife Marah who is a university student so he is the sole breadwinner of the house. 

When he finished his service, Johnny immediately started looking for a job opportunity; in February 2021, he had the chance to work as a salesman for a painting...


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Wall Painting Equipment


Manhal lives with his brother Akram (58 years old) and his two sisters; Caroline (56 years old) and Sanaa (53 years old) in their family house. He has worked as a wall painter since 1997 and has been known for the quality of his work and wide experience in this profession. Manhal shares this profession with his brother Akram, together they work hard to provide for the family. 

After the war, their business was affected badly by the power shortages, which...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


When Hani finished his 9-years-long service in 2019, he found himself jobless without any experience just like many Syrians who lost their opportunity to establish their life because of the cruel war. 

Hani is a married man and a father of two; a boy Issa (5years old) and a girl Sham (2years old), his wife Mais who works as a teacher, has always supported him and they both work together to ensure their small family a decent life. 

Hani was called for...


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Mini-Market


Shireen studied translation at the University of Homs, in 2018, she had the chance to work for a travel agency until the devastating war started and shut down her job. During the war, she did her best to find suitable work but unfortunately, her efforts weren't successful. 

Despite the lack of opportunities, Shireen didn’t give up and decided to start her own project to help her husband in providing for their family. 8 years ago, she opened a small shop specialized...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Antoine has been working as a floor tiler since 1997, he lives with his wife Suheir, their son Christian (14 years old), and their daughter Eliana (11 years old) in a rented apartment where he is the family’s sole provider. 

In 2011, Antoine lost all of his equipment at a construction site in Baba Amr neighborhood during the war and since then, he has been using some simple tools which became worn out and its frequent break-downs decreased his work productivity, much less the power shortage that hindered his work a lot. 

Compensating for Antoine's loss by supporting him with new equipment and an electrical generator will improve his income and give him and his family the chance to settle down and have a stable livelihood. 

Mini Pick-up Truck


Ziad worked as a floor tiler for 17 years between many different countries until he had a critical health condition that prevented him from continuing in this profession that requires a lot of physical effort. In 1997, he opened an electrical devices shop in Wadi Al-Sayeh neighborhood near his house, his business was very successful and everything went well but the war started and he lost his shop. 

By 2011, staying in Wadi Al-Sayeh was no longer safe and Ziad was...


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Carpentry workshop


Talal lost his carpentry workshop during the war after working for more than 30 years in this field, he had no choice but to work in someone else’s workshop and lose a big part of his profits just to ensure his two children a dignified life. 

He became the sole responsible for his daughter Valentina (16 years old) and his son Kevin (15 years old) upon splitting up with his wife, and today he lives with them, in addition to his...


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Plumbing Requirements Shop


Iyad didn’t have the chance to establish a career after spending nine years of his life serving in the army.

15 years ago, when Iyad was still young, he used to help his father who is a plumber for a long period of time. 

During his service, he had an accident that resulted in a hernia disc injury, since then his health condition prevented him from doing many activities. When he finished his service in June 2021, he became the sole provider...


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Foodstuff Kiosk


Whenever you go to Al-Dwalaa neighborhood, you see Mousa Barhoum smiling, full of determination, standing beside a small kiosk next to the sidewalk from early morning hours until late evening, selling goods, on one leg after losing the other due to a health problem.

Mousa was working as a maintenance and procurement worker in Al-Mashrabiya restaurant in Bab Touma, his income was good enough to meet his family's expenses and his daughters’ education. But In 2015, Mousa suffered from vascular ischemia...


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Hairdressing Salon


In 2010, Tony left his village and headed to the city of Damascus with hope and determination to make a change in the life of his family. He settled in Al-Dwalaa neighborhood and started to work in any available job and send most of his wages to his mother and brother who suffers from sight disability. 

Unfortunately in the first years of the war the security situation in Damascus deteriorated badly, and soon after, he was asked to serve in Hama.

Tony...


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Mini Market


Salwan Alnasr is 43 years old, married to Rita with a 13-year-old son called Jack.

Salwan and his family live in a modest rented flat in Al-Dwalaa, He used to work as a tile setter for more than 13 years. Despite the fact that his work was very hard and affected his health on the long term, he kept working to afford the best life for his family because during the crisis years, no matter how hard he worked, his income...


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