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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Taxi


When Haroutun’s shop in Al-Ramuseh was destroyed, during the early years of war, he was left without a job and without any clue on how to support his big family. He and his sons used to work in car mechanics, but with war arriving to Aleppo their workshop first became out of reach then destroyed due to the armed conflict in the area. Later with the vicious progress of war being unemployed was beginning to be the least of their...


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Taxi


Although it’s been ten years now, But Marderos can’t forget how war started suddenly and changed his family’s life forever. Tragedies started to fall upon them one after another and turned their lives into a nightmare. In The hardest days of 2015, when mortar shells were showering upon them, his daughter got injured and her injuries were severe and mainly in her abdomen, luckily she healed  after several shrapnel removing surgeries. Marderos also lost his brother by a mortar shell. 

The...


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Pickup truck


Everything in our lives is a reflection of choices we’ve made, but what if we didn’t have a choice at all! It is a feeling of helplessness and sadness that the 59-years-old father of two, Dikran is very familiar with. 

For ten years, Dikran was a pickup truck driver, he used to carry different merchandise, all sort of goods around the city and even transport furniture for clients as a side hustle. With sweat and tears he was able to secure...


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Pickup truck


In the midst of the financial crisis, losing a job could be a dreadful nightmare specially if you are the family's provider and a father of a toddler. The 28-years-old Gabriel was devastated when he lost his job when the program ended in the organization which discharged the employees. 

Although Gabriel’s family business has always been in carpentry domain, but due to war their workshop was severely damaged and their machines were stolen. Without a profession, he returned to the savings...


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Blacksmithing Workshop


In the midst of war and economic crisis, establishing a business is nearly an impossible thing for young people like Samer. 

Eight years ago, the 31-years-old man who takes care of his mother, wanted to enter the blacksmithing field, gain a ton of experience in order to be able to open his own workshop one day and be an independent individual. The hard financial situation stood in the way of Samer's life and prevented him from achieving his goals and dreams,...


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Plumbing Equipment


When Rober and his family fled their house in Al-Midan in a hurry in the middle of the night due to the armed attacks, they didn’t imagine it would be the last time they will see their sweet home. The family left their residence with the start of war in 2012, and started a long journey of displacement and suffering. 

For four years they were homeless, they had to live in a shop under terrible conditions, and because the blumbing workplace...


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Wooden Furniture Spraying


On a gloomy morning in 2012, Antoine’s life turned upside down, when he was kidnapped on his way to work. It was the hardest 15 days of his life, when he was finally set free, he made the decision of leaving Aleppo.

Antoine took his family of four to Latakia leaving behind his furniture spraying workshop and equipment. Settling there was not an easy thing, Antoine started looking for jobs in his original field of work, in order to provide for his...


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Pick-up truck


Throughout his life years, Whether it was as an employee in a shop or for clients everywhere, Armen’s job has always been in the sales domain.

He started back in 1990 and his hard work paid of after long years of persistence and Armen’s acquaintances’ list grew longer specially when he became a salesman. His position allows him to drive a pick-up truck full of merchandise to sell and distribute them around the city. 

Although Armen liked his job, but due to...


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Hair Products Manufacture


Despite the fact that their house was hit by a mortar shell in 2012, but Najeeb, his wife May and his three sons have never left their house or lost their hope and resilience. The close bond between the family is what made them strong while facing the dangers and even the financial troubles.

For many years, Najeeb and his older son used to work in the beauty industry, they’ve been specialized in producing hair extensions, hair care products like oil...


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Sculpturing tools


While Bassam’s Mother and three siblings lived and worked in Aleppo, Bassam was living in his hometown in Al-Yacoubieh village, finding inspiration for his artworks in its mesmerizing tranquil nature. Bassam used to work all year to prepare his precious pieces in the quiet of his home garden, then when his sculpture collections are complete, he would display them in art exhibitions in Damascus and Lebanon, where art collectors would appreciate his unique sculptures and buy them right away. Unfortunately,...


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Sewing workshop


George Harero has been in the cloth manufacturing business since 1995, it is the field he chose and it became his main profession. In the start he started in making women’s dresses, but later he expanded his business by opening a small workshop for cottonwear. When the war started, things got bad quickly, their house in Al-Midan became in danger and even his brother lost his job in car mechanics. It was then when George suggested that his brother come...


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Embroidery Machine


Majd is a hardworking young man, who is trying to be an independent and productive part of the community.

His first job experience started back in 2016 in the culinary business, Majd started working in restaurants’ cuisines on many tasks, it was his livelihood since his father had passed away and he became the provider for him and his mother. 

But when Majd saw that his job was taking him nowhere career wise, he decided to learn something new, so he chose...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


There is no doubt that the war had its devastating effects on Syrians’ lives in many ways, but despite all the hardships they go through every day, there’s still room for hope. Ghandi, just like many family providers, has struggled to support his family during the post-war period, but he never surrendered to the bad circumstances, and always did his best for the sake of his wife and their one-year-old baby.

He lives with his small family in a rented apartment,...


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Barbershop


Being the eldest son, Fares has always felt most responsible to help his family, the 22-year-old young man lives in a simple rented apartment with his mother Shireen, his brother Charbel who is a 10th grader, and his father Samer who works as an employee for an oil factory with a modest salary. 

This lovely family was living a peaceful life in a rented apartment in Al-Hamidia, until the vicious war started and forced them to leave their home city and...


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Taxi


“I lost the best years of my life due to the war, I was supposed to establish my life and settle down!”

Those were Fares’s words after spending nine years of his life serving in the army, where he suffered from the ravages of war and many injuries; some of them left him with fragments lodged in his body and lots of horrifying memories.

Today Fares lives with his parents, his younger brother who is a university student, and his aunt in...


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Mini-Cultivator - Agricultural Project


Life taught Maurice how to take responsibility for a family at a very young age after his father passed away. Since then, his mother Suzan who is a teacher did everything she could to compensate for her four children's great loss, and the whole family was depending on her salary for a living. 

Maurice is a 22-year-old veterinary student who lives with his mother, brother, and two sisters in a simple house in Ozeir village. He took upon himself the responsibility...


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Mini-Cultivator - Agricultural Project


Year after year, Murshed who is a floor tiler became no longer able to continue working the way he used to. While he was getting older, and being the only provider for his family, he started to focus more on farming to keep providing for them without needing any help.

He is a married man and a father of two; a daughter and a son. Living with his small family in their simple rural house in Ozair village; Murshed has worked...


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Floor Grinding and Polishing Machine


Syrians lives were affected in a way or another because of the war and its negative impacts appeared on many aspects, most notably on the economic situation and living conditions in the country making them struggle everyday to survive.

Sami has been working in the field of floor grinding and polishing since 1975, with great experience and a good reputation among the other craftsmen. He used to have two floor grinding and polishing machines as his son George used to help...


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Irrigation System - Agricultural Project


Although he lost 7 years of his life serving in the army, Elias tried very hard to compensate for those years and worked with enthusiasm to build up a new life from scratch. After finishing his service, he returned to his home village Maskaneh and stayed with his elderly parents who needed his help and support. 

Since his father's health and age no longer allow him to work in farming, the 32 year old took the responsibility of his family's land...


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Mini-Cultivator-Agricultural Project


George is a farmer; he is the sole breadwinner for his wife, their 3 children in addition to his elderly father and his sister, he lives with his family in Ozeir village and he grows strawberries for a living. 

George heard about the Micro-Agricultural Projects Program and saw it as a great chance to improve his project during the hard economic circumstances in the country, so he applied for a mini-cultivator, which would make plowing the soil easier and a pesticide engine sprayer. 

With the great skills he has, his project was approved, now, he became able to develop his work and secure a better income for his family depending on the land that he has always loved.

Strawberry Seedlings- Agricultural Project


Bassel lives with his wife, their 12 year old  son and his elderly father in their home village Ozeir the home town of many generations of Jreij family.

its geographic location on the Syrian Lebanese boarders made Ozier's younger generation head to Lebanon to make their own ways through life and live experiences different from what their parents and grandparents were used to in their farm based community. Bassel was no exception, in 2001 he headed to Lebanon and pursued a...


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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 their hometown “Rabah” where they had to rent an apartment and stay for five years, during that period, the family’s house in Homs was severely damaged after it had been stolen.

When everything settled down, Reem and...


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Beauty Salon


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

Since she was young, Reem has 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 during those years, this job never made her forget...


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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 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 house in Al-Hamidia; they moved to the city of Damascus where they rented...


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Photographer equipment


Siham Alsheikh, a 22-year-old woman, had a very difficult childhood as her parents were separated at the age of 12, so she, her mom, and little brother had to leave their house and move to live in a small room in Bab Touma in very difficult circumstances. They had to face the horrors of war by themselves with no one to turn into. From such a young age the twelve-year-old skipped being a child prematurely and found herself battling against...


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Hairdressing Salon


Every day, strong-will people impress us in life, as they continue fighting their difficulties no matter how hard they are especially in Syria where all the circumstances joined together to weaken the people’s will.

One of those people is Wafaa Alhelo, a 40-year- old woman, married with two children.

Since she got married, Wafaa worked in many fields in order to support her husband. She worked in wax coloring and embroidery, then in 2008 her husband became very sick and they had...


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Zircon installation workshop


At the age of 43, Elias Edsi works in the field of jewelry making. He's been in this field of work for over 20 years, devoting his life to his work and to taking care of his elderly parents.

In an old traditional Arabic house in Bab Toma, the three of them live and in a workshop, in Alqassa street he works as an employee setting zircon stones on jewelry all day long.

During the Syrian crisis, Elias’ career was affected badly,...


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Mini market


It was a magical power that enabled Syrians to pass the past ten years of the crises, many people were affected on the personal side and a few could survive, and that made our beneficiary Nazha Alqutami, one of the survivals.

Nazha is 53 years old, divorced, and has two daughters and a son. She suffered a lot within the crises in Syria, her brother was kidnapped and his whereabouts are still unknown. At the age of 18, her daughter Maria...


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Hairdressing and Make-up salon


Rania Sekareih, who is 48 year- old woman, married with three children, is the true example of women’s power in Syria.

Rania plays many roles in her kids’ life, the mother, the father, the tutor, and sometimes the friend. Her son, George is in the third year of architecture engineering college. Although he works after his college time to afford the high expenses of his study, yet his mother Rania is his biggest supporter of him. Her daughters Rozet and Jessica...


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Mini market


When we want to talk about strong will in life, Tamim Qablan is the perfect living example for that. Tamim is 35 years old, he is single and living with his parents in a modest apartment in Altabaleh. He suffered from polio since his childhood, which led to paralysis of the lower extremities but that didn't band him from working hard day and night in order to support himself and his family at the same time. More over, God gave...


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