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

Dental Clinic


Roupen opened his dental clinic back in 1988 with the best equipment available at the time, he worked in this clinic for over 28 years using those same tools until they finally became outdated and useless despite the maintenance. 

This married man lives with his wife and two children in his sister's house who lives abroad.

As the war started, the dentistry equipment became very expensive, and Roupen couldn't afford to purchase new ones, which reflected drastically on his work for about...


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Taxi


Syrian people's lives were affected tremendously by the war and poorness which came along with its devastating outcomes.

Antoine is a father of four girls; two of them are married and the other two are still at school. He has to work 3 jobs to secure his family's livelihood and pay the school fees for his daughters. He works in the mornings as an employee, and in the afternoons, drives a rented taxi, in addition to fixing electrical devices in his free...


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Car Repair Workshop


Khachir is a humble man who lives with his wife and three lovely boys.

He has always practiced car body repair since he was young because he was the only provider for his mother. He had to handle heavy responsibilities from the early age of twelve-year-old, so he left school and started working in this profession.

When he became 18, he had to join the army service for three years, then he decided to travel abroad looking for better job opportunities; he...


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Silver Crafting


Sevag was well known for his unique jewelry designs, especially that silversmiths involved working with very small pieces of metal and shaping them in intricate ways which require high skills and the ability to perform repetitive motions with the hands.

In his youth, Sevag started his own Silver crafting shop after practicing this craft for more than 14 years. But when the war began, Sevag took his family and went to Lebanon searching for a better work opportunity. He completed his...


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Beauty Center


Women have always been an essential part of society, especially during war conditions that forced a lot of them to work side by side with men regardless of their age. That’s the case with Lucy's family, where she and her brother Joseph had to start working at an early age to support their family and secure the medical costs of their father who is suffering from cancer.

Joseph worked as a private teacher, and Lucy became a make-up assistant; she was...


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Nail Care Kit


“Set a goal, and don't give up until you achieve it” This is the motto that Samar follows in her life.

For more than 19 years, Samar tried to develop herself constantly by setting plans to reach what she wants, she worked in a factory as an employee, but unfortunately, in 2010, she lost her job after the company closed due to war.

Despite the lack of opportunities, she didn’t give up and started working in a clinic as a receptionist for...


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Sewing Workshop


“losing my dad just two months before I was born and growing up without him is one of the most challenging things I have to face every day, especially that I was named after him”. 

Joseph faced the difficulties of life with his small family, he started working with his brother who owns a sewing workshop for about 7 years, but the workflow during the years of war dropped a lot that's why he started searching for a part-time job.

Joseph's life...


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Furniture Upholstery


"A person without stability is like a flopping boat in the ocean of life"

Raffi was only 9 tears old when he and his mother left their hometown Al-Raqqa and moved to Aleppo looking for a better life after the death of his father, their family's backbone.

His father's absence caused Raffi trauma and a constant lack of safety. He had to handle the family responsibilities, and face life circumstances at a very young age. Since they moved to Aleppo they lived...


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Car Maintenance Workshop


Moving to a new country is supposed to be a phase full of hope, but in Vache's case, he was forced to leave his dear home after it was hit by several shells being on the last floor. He also searched for a suitable job in order to stay but couldn't find anything, so he decided to take his family to Armenia in search of a better life. Unfortunately, after two months, he couldn’t stay there because of the high...


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Design Equipment


Saad has a very creative mind that led him to enter the world of design. Through his computer skills, he was able to develop in this profession and rented an office in 2006, his work was doing well and he was able to purchase all the required devices in addition to the necessary printers.

Both Saad and his wife worked hard to secure a decent livelihood for their two sons, one of them decided to continue his studies abroad and the...


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Plumbing Equipment


War has no mercy, especially when a young man has to face it alone with no support. 

Somar was only sixteen when he started working in plumbing with his uncle, he gained good experience in this craft before the war started, in 2011 he moved to Lebanon after his village in Idleb was out of reach. 

In 2017, Somar and Miray got married in Lebanon where he was working for a plumbing company, but unfortunately, his wife started suffering from kidney failure...


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Aluminum Workshop


Everyone has dreams from a young age about their future careers, and they try hard to achieve them. Elias was one of those people who started working in an Aluminum workshop at the age of eighteen. 

“It’s hard for everyone to lose their business, my tools and equipment are gone along with my workshop, and I haven’t been able to return to it before. All this damage and loss from the war took its toll on me.” 

When Elias started practicing a...


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Grapevines - Agricultural Project


Syrian women have always been an essential part of the country's economic structure, playing big roles in many different sectors and Duaa is an example of that.

Duaa and her husband Rami are a young couple from Maskanah village, they work together in their land of grapevines, which is their only source to provide for their 5-year-old daughter Elitia and their 1-year-old baby George.

The family owns a tractor in addition to a tanker that they fill with the required agricultural materials...


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Mini-Cultivator-Agricultural Project


Fadi from Maskanah village is a married man and a father of two children. He worked as a wall painter in Lebanon for 23 years and unfortunately, was one of the craftsmen who lost their livelihoods there due to the economic crisis and the rapid spread of Coronavirus. 

In 2019, the hardworking man had no other choice but to return and start over; he tried to find a suitable work opportunity in his profession but being out of the country all...


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Agricultural Vehicle-Agricultural Project


Mohsen is a married man with five children, he used to work in floor grinding and polishing in Lebanon but unfortunately, he lost his work and had to return home due to the hard situation there. The only choice left for him in order to ensure a dignified life for his family was to go back to his original work in farming, which he had depended on for more than 20 years.

Mohsen's land is planted with olive trees, different kinds...


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Agricultural Vehicle-Agricultural Project


Ayman is a cobbler who opened his first workshop back in 1990 in a village called "Talkalakh" near Ozeir village, besides his work in farming. He is a married man and a father of five and the family members help each other in taking care of their land. 

Talkalakh village witnessed the terrors of war and Ayman was one of the craftsmen who lost their work because it was very dangerous to even reach his workshop, which was later destroyed and...


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Photographing Equipment


“The more you work hard, the more opportunities you will get, nothing comes easily” 

Naeem is a photographer who lives with his parents and brother in Al-Hamidia neighborhood. He chose this career when he was 18 and worked for two well-known photographic laboratories where he gained many special skills. 

On the 1st of May 2011, he was called for military service, and his family faced the same fate as many Syrian families who were displaced from their homes. Once their neighborhood was...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Faraj had to leave school and seek a source of livelihood at a very young age in order to help provide for his parents and siblings. After finishing his military service in 1996, he worked as a driver on different vehicles, and throughout his long career he dealt with many companies.

Faraj got married in 2002 and had two sons. In 2011, the family of four escaped their home city Homs, to a village called "Kafroun" where he had to work...


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Taxi


When Bassel's salary as a government employee became hardly enough for the family's essential needs, he had to find an additional source of income to guarantee his wife and two sons a decent living.

He used to rent a taxi since 2004 and drive it around the city seeking his livelihood; he managed to create great relations with many clients and this job ensured him good profits. Unfortunately, the effects of the cruel war started to reflect on all aspects of...


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Floor Grinding and Polishing


Ayman is a craftsman from Al-Dwair village, who was displaced with his family of six in 2012 and had to start over from scratch after their house got destroyed in addition to the cow farm, which was the main source of income for the family.

First, they stayed in a house in Al-Arman neighborhood with the help of the church then they moved to a rented apartment in Wadi Al-Sayeh neighborhood, where they settled down. The father of four works in...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Isber's small family escaped the terrors of war after what they witnessed in their neighborhood Al-Hamidia to a new beginning in Fairouza village away from the shells and bombs.

Isber is the only provider for his wife and their two daughters, he learned the floor tiling profession and polished his skills through working with his father-in-law, who is a well-known craftsman, and then he started to work on his own in 2005.

In 2012, all of his tiling equipment was stolen from...


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Carpentry Workshop


Fadi's family is originally from Aleppo city, they moved to Homs a long time ago and established a new life there. His career as a carpenter started in 1995, the first workshop that he opened was in Ashira neighborhood, which had witnessed the horrors of war; In 2012, Fadi couldn't reach the workshop and unfortunately, the majority of his equipment was stolen.

After this great loss, he took his wife, their three children, and his mother and escaped to Fairouza village...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Firas is a skilled floor tiler; he lived and started his lovely family in Homs city until they were unfortunately forced by the cruel war to leave their home.

In 2012, the family rented an apartment in Fairouza village and settled down after losing their house in addition to Firas's tiling equipment, which was stolen from a construction site in "Baba Amer" neighborhood. 

Being the sole breadwinner for his wife and three daughters, Firas managed to buy an angle grinder with some...


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Barber Shop


Midhat is a barber from the city of Hama, he started to learn about this profession in his home city back in 1993. A few years later, his family decided to move and settle down in Homs; in the year 2000, he opened his first salon in Al-Hamidia neighborhood and built up a great reputation among the other barbers in the area drawing on his notable skills. 

During the severe war, Midhat and his parents were displaced for 2 years to...


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Pick-up Truck


The cruel war forced many people to live far away from their families and children, seeking better income to afford decent living conditions.

Dekran Kendmian worked in maintenance and his salary was good enough to meet his daily expenses, but with the beginning of the war, his profession was affected badly and he became unable to afford the basic needs.

Dekran couldn’t stand watching his children deprived of having a good life or proper education, so he decided to travel to Lebanon...


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Shoemaking Workshop


For more than 27 years of experience as a shoemaker, Elias Alhelo has devoted all his life to the sake of his family and his three daughters Maha, Ayda, and Hanin.

They lived in Aldekhanyeh area in peace where Elias had his workshop and the profit was sufficient to secure a decent life for them.

Unfortunately, after the beginning of the crisis, things started to worsen gradually until the year 2014, when armed groups entered Aldekhanieh and started to shoot at the houses...


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Coffee and Nuts Shop


"Being responsible for a lovely family with two little girls under current circumstances in Syria is something very difficult, it breaks your heart not to be able to secure the simplest needs of life and see your daughters growing in deprivation."

All that George was seeking for, is to secure a decent living for his family. Unfortunately, within the economic crisis in the country, no matter how hard he worked he couldn’t afford even the daily food.

In the previous years of...


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Sewing Workshop


“Either you challenge life or let it defeat you”

The words of a woman who was hit by life’s hardships many times and came out stronger and wiser.

Clemance Akhras is 46, a widowed mother of two, Mouna 23, and Naser 22. She used to live happily with her family in Aleppo, working as a seamstress to help her husband with the living expenses.

With the start of war in 2011, her husband passed away from a heart attack, leaving Clemance heartbroken and...


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Stationery Shop


For 23 years, Nawal worked as a teacher to many generations who learned from this wise woman, she didn’t just teach them the typical curriculum but also planted true values of life in their mind and you can see that from her sons whom, despite the difficult financial and living condition of the country, were supported by their mother to become successful in their education. Hani is now in the third year of Agriculture Engineering, Fady is in the first...


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Nail Beauty Salon


Jana and her family had a quiet, peaceful life in their home in the city of Sednaya.

Unfortunately, this situation changed completely two years ago as Jana's father passed away from a heart attack, after that the family began a journey of pain and misery.

Before their tears dried, they were asked to leave their home because it was given to the father as a work benefit, so they were left without shelter or support. They moved to the city of Damascus,...


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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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Taxi


Wissam Wakim is married to Rasha Mousa, together they have a cute little kid called Marcus.

Wissam has worked as a goldsmith since 1996, but after the beginning of the war in Syria this profession became unprofitable so he traveled to Lebanon in 2011 and started to work as a private driver for a Lebanese family. 

Unfortunately, after about four years, the family traveled abroad and Wissam became jobless, so he returned to Syria where he got employed as a driver between...


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Teaching Class


Life is about moving on, accepting changes, and looking forward to what makes you stronger and more complete.

That’s what could be concluded from the life journey of Wassim Nanaa, a 37-year-old man who was struggling for the last decade to survive. Wassim was living along with his mother and two brothers in Al-Dwal