Micro PROJECTS

Micro PROJECTS

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.

Clothes Selling


A long time ago, Magi started working in the sales business, she worked with many materials like make up products, cotton wear and clothing in general.

The 52-years-old mother of three, had her life changed drastically because of the ugly war, after it teared the family apart; one of her sons lives in Lebanon, the other is now settled in Netherlands, he left the country after an unfortunate kidnapping accident he went through.

Like all of that wasn’t enough to burden Magi...


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Taxi


Elias Masheq is a 64-years-old man who still has the perseverance to work and be an independent individual and a provider for his family.

He has four daughters with his wife Maria, all married too, leaving the old couple living alone in their house. But due to Maria’s health condition (heart disease and recent open-heart surgery) and the shells on their neighborhood, they were obliged to leave their house in Al-Midan several times, seeking refuge in their daughter house until the...


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Taxi


Maher Dayoub and his wife Victoria with their seven years old twins; George and David, all live in Al-Midan area, in a borrowed house for one of their relatives.

Before the war, Maher worked in tailoring and clothes industry for many workshops. He was married and living with his parents at the family house. Things were good, but the war changed everything. When Victoria gave birth to her twins in 2012, the war had already reached the heart of Aleppo city. 

In...


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Car Mechanic Workshop


Since his teenage years, Hovig Chaprazian entered the mechanical cars maintenance field, and it has been his profession for 25 years. But this road hasn’t been easy, the war with its start cost him his job. The workshop he worked in for many years was closed and he was unemployed for a while, but being the only provider for his parents he had to do something. For a while he worked in a similar field of industrial engine maintenance to...


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Women's Sportswear


Charbel Mamo is a 27-years-old young man who went against all expectations and while a great percentage of Syrian youth did everything to leave the country or even wished to leave, Charbel couldn’t stand being away from his family and fiancée so after four years in Sweden he couldn’t wait to come back to his hometown Aleppo.

During his stay in Sweden, Charbel worked in the food business, in a pizzeria place and he excelled that job, on the busy weekends...


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Taxi


Geovanni Fakkas is 33 years old, married and a father of two; 11 years old Jeanette and 9 years old Sadek. 

He and his wife Antoinette have been struggling for long to provide a decent living for their kid, since their losses during the Syrian war were massive.

When Geovanni started his family in 2007, he was living with his parents, he didn’t have his own house. Two years passed and with the birth of his second child, he was able to...


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Taxi


When you start your career since 1980, and practice it for more than thirty years it becomes a part of who you are, and what you are known for in your community.

Today, Nuhad Lucsa has worked as a driver from the age of 19. It was more like a family business, he was working on Idleb highway, while his brother worked on the Homs-Lebanon highway, the two would occasionally exchange places. 

Nuhad has always loved what he does for a living....


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Taxi


Antranik Khalloush is a 31-years-old man, originally from Al-Ghassanieh; a village that is still suffering from the armed conflict of the war. Antranik and his wife Joudy have a 3-years-old boy; George, and the couple are expecting a second child soon. As much as it is exciting to welcome a newborn to the family, it comes with big responsibility for Antranik. Specially that the economic crisis has put its tall on people during the ongoing war. 

Antranik who has been working...


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Manufacturing Electrical Breakers


When you hear Sarkis explain How he manufactures his products (electrical breakers for cars), you can see how passionate he is about his profession. 

Sarkis Habib is a 37-years-old who lives with his wife Vartouhi and their two daughters; Zovig and Rita in their grandmother Zovinar house, he is the provider for all of them. After his father passed away Sarkis kept his father’s workshop working for a long time. He used to spend the majority of his day in the...


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Taxi


When you practice the same job day after day for more than 25 years, it doesn’t only turn to a daily routine but it also becomes a part of who you are.

That’s how we can describe Sarkis’s case. Since 1991, Sarkis Avakian (58-years-old) has been touring the streets of Aleppo city, driving the school bus, gathering kids to take them to their school every morning. Driving the school bus is the way Sarkis provides for his family of five; his...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Milad Nakkoul is a 36-years-old man married to Vima. Milad and Vima chose to start a family at a young age, they have a 4-years-old Antonio and 2-years-old Ibrahim. When the couple started their family, the war had already started. Milad who used to work in a goldsmithing workshop lost his job due to war, then he was offered to guard the health care clinic of “St. Asia Al-Hakim” in Al-jdaideh street in the old city, it was convenient for...


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Car Repairing


Since 1983, Manoug Hyrabedian worked in cars repairing, his workshop was in Bustan Al-Basha and like all the workshops in that area he was forced to evacuate in 2012, with the start of the war. His losses weren’t only the workshop, he also had machinery there and a lot of materials stored there, none of that could be rescued. For two years the 63-years-old stayed without any work, but the family of four had no other source of income than...


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