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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Nuts Shop


Attiah represents Syrians’ willpower to continue their lives despite all the brutality they have witnessed during the war. He is a single man who lives with his elderly mother and aunt after they lost everything they had in their home village “Om Sharshouh” and were displaced to the city of Homs where they stayed in a rented apartment. 

After displacement, he didn’t surrender to the harsh circumstances and traveled to Lebanon trying to compensate for his family’s great losses. He worked...


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Dental Clinic


The cruelty of war never stopped Maha from chasing her dreams and despite all the tough times, she graduated from the faculty of dentistry in 2008 and managed to get her master’s degree in tooth and jaw orthodontics by the year 2013. 

The unjust war turned her life upside down, as the dental clinic she was starting in 2011 was completely stolen before she even opened it, the place was left waiting for her to return someday!

During this period, Maha fled...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Émile started his career as a floor tiler in 1990, he lives with his wife Rania and their youngest daughter, Joelle (13 years old), whereas their older two children moved out after marriage. 

The war had left him with a scar to remind him of its cruelty; one day, he went out to bring food for his family and got shot in the arm, thankfully, his injury wasn’t dangerous, but after this incident, his family decided to leave Homs for a...


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Pharmacy


Micheline had to bear much for her age, the brutal war overburdened this young mother and life wasn't fair with her; when she was deprived with her only son George (6years old) of their sole support in life, her husband Elia who was martyred while he was serving in the army. 

After this tragedy, Micheline’s life turned upside down, she took George and moved to live with her parents, but despite all the tough circumstances, she chose to stand up and...


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Men's Clothes Shop


Before the war, Mouna used to work as a teacher, she had a peaceful life with her husband who is a civil engineer, and their three children. Like all the families who were living in Al-Hamidia, this family was displaced in wartime to a small village near Homs called Fairouza. 

Displacement wasn't the only unfortunate incident for the family, their house in Al-Hamidia was severely damaged and the office that Mouna’s husband had established from scratch was completely destroyed. The eldest...


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Construction Scaffold


Fadi was working at a construction site in “Baba Amr” neighborhood, which was a very dangerous area when the war began in Homs. Sadly, things escalated quickly during that period; he had to leave everything behind as he didn’t have the chance to dismantle the scaffold he owned, and ever since he worked by using a rented one. 

Fadi is the sole provider for his wife and two children, he works in masonry facade installation since 1995, this profession has always...


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Packaging Materials


Antoine had no other choice but to head back home after he lost his job in the UAE due to the COVID-19 spread. He didn’t give up despite all the hardships, and with some money he saved he opened a packaging materials shop which was the only one in the area to cover all the needs with various goods. 

Antoine lives with his parents and sister, lately, his income started to become insufficient as his small business was affected badly by the unstable prices, supplying the shop with more goods became hardly possible lacked many essential goods. 

This project is his only way to provide a living without needing any help, supporting this young man’s project, will help him overcome what he went through and give him a new chance to have a better future. 

Sewing Workshop


Behind each closed door, there’s a story to be told and someone who needs to be heard.

This devastating story of a Syrian family who had a peaceful life until the cruel war visited their warm house and stole the joy from their lives! Today, Antoinette lives with her husband Rafeh (74 years old), after they lost their son George during the war, while their two other children traveled abroad seeking a better life. 

Unfortunately, in 2015, their house was completely burned...


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Sewing Workshop


Ghada has been working as a seamstress since 2004, she lives with her husband and their youngest son Aphram, while their other two sons traveled abroad seeking better job opportunities.

In 2017, Ghada started her first workshop with very simple capabilities and within a short period, she managed to create good relations with many clients and became popular in the neighborhood. 

With the harsh economic circumstances in the country, many people tended to fix their old clothes instead of buying new ones...


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Photography


In 2011, Tarek and his wife Hanan had no other choice but to leave everything behind. After losing their house in the city of Homs; they fled to their home village “Outan” where he rented a small shop and continued working. 

He is a photographer since 2001, his wife is a teacher and they have a four-year-old twin; a girl and a boy. 

2017 was the year when Tarek and Hanan decided to return home and start a new life for the...


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Taxi


When Samer’s family left their home village “Al-Dwair”, they didn’t know that they would leave with no return! This family lost their only house and fled into the unknown, away from the falling projectiles and all the horror they suffered, to start a new life from scratch in a rented apartment in the city of Homs.

Today, Samer lives with his wife Rihab, and their three sons; Elie (15 years old), Mike (12 years old) and Yazan (9 years old). 

He works...


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Graphic Design Equipment


Since he was young, Maurice always dreamed of studying architectural engineering; he graduated from high school during a period when his family was going through tough circumstances and he couldn’t fulfill his dream. This ambitious young man didn’t have another choice but to study physics, although he wasn’t interested in this domain, he tried to improve his skills in 3D drawing and started working on his old laptop. In 2015, he had the chance to work as a graphic designer...


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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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