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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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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Mini Pick-up Truck


A career in Aluminum joinery is a demanding job, it needs manual skills and physical strength, Kevork Demirjian Has been in this domain since 1980. He was a young man when he started to work in this craft and didn’t let go of it until this day. Although he has a great experience in this field, but he has not owned a workshop of his own. 

Kevork worked hard to provide for his family of four, things were okay and he...


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Car Repairing


The family business that George Aghazarian and his brother lost, was nothing compared to losing their beloved sister and niece…this great loss which changed their lives forever.

George Aghazarian works in car sheet repairing, he had an equipped workshop for car repairing in Handarat (an area few miles away from Aleppo, the family lost their workshop with the start of the war, and before they had the chance to cope with this devastating reality, tragedy stroke again in 2013, this time...


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Taxi


When you are responsible for a family, you want to protect them in any possible way, you feel torn between staying under the shells raids or flee and face the unknown somewhere else. 

Aboud Kalaghasi went through that experience of living abroad, when his work as a barber was affected during the war to the point that in 2013, he had to find another job. He became a car driver which was a better income for him, but when the safety...


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Lathing Machine


Sarkis Nazaret went through a long series of losses; his house and shop were in Bustan Al-Basha and his workshop in Al-sheikh Najjar have all been seized by the armed groups who entered the city of Aleppo and took control over the majority of the city.

The hardest moments when they had to flee from their home, afraid for their lives, leaving everything behind, they were devastated. Sarkis took his wife Mirna and daughter Anna-Maria to his cousin’s house who opened...


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Taxi


The remaining shrapnel in his head is a constant reminder of the vicious war that Roland lived.

The 39-years-old Roland Makdissi was a victim to something he didn’t have anything to do with. in 2016, a mortar shell fell on a building in the same street where he and his wife Salpy live. The positioning of the shrapnel was very delicate, it caused him facial Hemiplegia. The couple consulted many doctors and all of them agreed that leaving the shrapnel inside is...


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Musical Instrument


Fighting through the challenges of life can be hard enough as it is normally, but it would be even harder when you're living in a country afflicted by war.

Remon Mardelly had his fair share of obstacles, the 23 years old chose a profession in the musical field, he had always loved playing the keyboard, and he gradually grew an interest in composing music and slowly built his own small recording studio in his house in Al-sheikh Maksoud area.

In 2012, when the armed groups entered...


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Wooden Furniture Spraying


Craftsmen are the most people who were affected in the Syrian war. 

Nasri is a 56 years old carpenter, who works mainly in spraying and painting wooden furniture, his workshop was located in Suleyman AL-halabi area like most of the workshops of this kind.

When the war started in 2012, the area was confiscated by armed groups and that was the last time Nasri saw his workshop. It was a rental but the tools and equipment were his, and unfortunately, they were...


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Taxi


Ibrahim Diab’s life can be described with anything but ordinary. 

The 29-years-old young man lives with his mother and father and his brother Michael, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy. Michael is not the only handicapped in the family, Lena his aunt, who has a similar condition moved in with them after her parents (who used to take care of her) passed away. 

From an early age, since 2008, Ebrahim worked in a company for elevators’ installment; the business which was affected dramatically...


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Sandwich Shop


Ibrahim Jeghel has a long experience in the food business.

In 2000, he rented a shop in Al-Sheikh-Maksoud area, in a busy industrial neighborhood selling a variety of sandwiches and cold beverages. For twelve years, things were going good for him. But when the whole area of Al-Sheikh-Maksoud was taken and deserted, Ibrahim left everything there even the equipment he owns.

Since then, Ibrahim started working on-and-off as a chef in many restaurants. It is exhausting for the 50-years-old to start his...


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Taxi


Family is what gives you the roots to stand tall and strong, it is the first support unit in times of hardships, Hagop comes from such a family.

Hagop Lutfi used to work in goldsmithing since 1997, despite the fact that he didn’t have his own independent business, but he surely has the skills for the delicate craft.

he has two brothers, one of them was in the military service since the start of the war, he was already in service for...


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Electrical Maintenance Shop


Yousef Nahass is a 23-years-old electrician Who is the sole provider for the family of three; his father Abdo, sister Rita and himself. Despite his young age, he chose to take the financial responsibilities and work as an electrician. He first started working after the family traveled to Lebanon in 2011, with the start of the Syrian war.

His father stayed back in Aleppo for a while longer to arrange everything related with his workshop, car, and other belongings, but unfortunately...


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