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

Optics Shop


Losing a parent is something nearly everyone goes through at some point in their lives, but the hardest thing is when that loss comes early, like what happened with Fadi after the death of his father, he was very young, grieving and responsible of his older pharmacist brother. 

While the economic situation in Syria went into a breakdown, securing livelihoods became harder. Fadi and his brother had to take care of their mother, who was a retired teacher at the university.

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Silver Crafting Workshop


Samir, 43 years old, has two beautiful daughters, Yara and Miriam.

 Since he started his career in gold crafting, he has been trying to be distinguished for his good work. After earning two-years of experience, in 2002, his ambition has driven him to travel to Abu Dhabi, to expand his knowledge and skills.

Upon his return, he decided to use this experience and initiate his own business in his workshop jointly with his brother, so the two brothers started working together until...


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Cleaning supplies shop


Gabi has always been a good father who depends on himself to meet his family's daily requirements and who is always looking after his three young son, George, Fadi, and Elias, two of whom are now serving in the military.

They are one of Al-Sheikh Maqsood families, who have been displaced from their houses to a safer one because of the shells that destroyed their houses. One of the biggest shocks their family went through was after they tried to return...


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Mini pick-up truck


It is said that “Behind every chronic illness is just a person trying to find their way in the world.” this could not be more realistic and true for Georges, the loving husband and father who could look past his wife's chronic illness and two years long suffering and see the amazing and strong person he has always been and offer his unconditional support.

Georges had to be strong not just for his wife but Hanna their eldest son also needed...


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Mini Restaurant


One of the most harmful things that can happen to a person is losing a child.

No words could describe what's happened to Kevork after the excruciating events Kevork, his wife Suzi and their daughter Rozali went through.

Kevork was born and raised in Al-Kuwait He started working as an employee in a traditional Kuwaiti restaurant since he was a teenager, and kept developing himself until he became a chief supervisor in the restaurant. Later in 2016, he returned to his hometown,...


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Sweets and Pastries at home


Fouad,18 years old, is an ambitious young man who is always looking for a way to support his family, especially in these difficult economic conditions. Lately, he noticed that the best option was to leave his education and start looking for career choices in different fields of work. He tried everything, computer maintenance, sewing, and finally he found his interest in making desserts, cakes and pastry. 

He said that during the war, his family was displaced from one home to another...


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Dental Prosthodontics Lab


When dreams are larger than life nothing can stand in the way of victor not even the harsh economic reality. 

Victor’s laboratory is one of the well-known dental Prosthodontics Lab that used to be his father’s. through the years the father and later on victor built it slowly and with hard work to be inclusive and diverse to be able to manufacture different types of dental Prosthodontics. 

When war started Victor thought that his only concern will be safety of his wife...


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Hair and makeup salon


Like a broken record the struggle of Syrian families has been playing again and again for a long time now even though the armed fight is over but it seems that the collateral damage continues to put the remaining Hope out and diminishes the dreams of a brilliant future for people like Rita and her father Jack among many.

What a 10-year-old war can do to a small business is excruciating. Jack the 56 years old well experienced hairdresser saw his...


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Make up and Nail’s kit


Shoushig and her husband Leon, saved each penny to achieve their dream of having an apartment of their own and raise their two lovely kids Titar and Mardo.

But the war forced them to give up on this apartment, and search for another one in a safe area, and far from the shells.

Her husband works as a driver, and to help him with the family livelihood, in 2012, Shoushig started working as a make-up artist from home. First she attended a...


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Mini pick-up truck


Losing home, career, and starting over is a tragedy that many people had to face, especially in times of war, one of them is Subhi, who lost his house and he and his family became displaced.

These circumstance forced him to desperately search for a safe roof over his head, so he moved over to another governorate to MashtaAl-Helou, and worked there for 6 years in the same domain his been in for years; tiling, to later on, when the situation got better,...


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Taxi


Many people have lost their property during the war, when most of them had to sell their homes and cars, trying to survive at a time when finding a job become difficult.

George says: “I lost the only thing I have ever owned when I sold my car, trying to save emigration money, searching for safety for my family, hoping that by leaving Syria I can build a better future for them, but unfortunately, we lost our opportunity to emigrate and...


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Car Mechanics workshop


Serving in the military for more than 9 years has forced many young men to leave their jobs and change their lives, which led to the loss of the opportunities to gain vocational experience, but Hovhannes didn't want to give up on building a career and he wanted to restore his previous experience and return to his profession and practice it again.

Back in the day, Hovhannes worked in the field of car maintenance for about 8 years. He lost hope...


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Plumbing Requirements Shop


Iyad didn’t have the chance to establish his own life after spending nine years of his life serving in the army.

 15 years ago, when Iyad was still young, Iyad used to help his father who is a plumber, and worked with him for a long period of time. 

During his service, he had an accident that caused him  herniated disc injury; ands since then his health condition prevented him from doing many activities and when he finished his service in June...


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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 a scar, to remind him of its cruelty when 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 while...


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Men's Clothes Shop


Before the war, Mouna used to work as a teacher, she was living 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 to a small village near Homs called Fairouza. 

Displacement was not the only impact left by the war in this family’s life, their house in Al-Hamidia was severely damaged and the office that Mouna’s husband had established from scratch was...


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Packaging Materials Shop


There was no other choice left for Antoine but to go back home after he lost his job in the UAE due to the COVID-19 spread. He didn’t give up despite what happened and with some money he saved he opened a packaging materials shop which was the only one in the area and used to cover all the needs for these goods. 

Antoine lives today with his parents and sister, lately, his income started to become insufficient as his small...


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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 chances. 

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

With the bad economic circumstances in the country, many people tended to fix their old clothes as buying new ones became...


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Sewing Workshop


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

This devastating story happened with a Syrian family who were living 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) alone, after they lost their son George during the war, while their two children traveled abroad seeking a better life. 

Unfortunately, in 2015, their house was...


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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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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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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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Mini Pick-up Truck


Mikhail’s life had changed when he was diagnosed with an arterial embolism in his right leg, which made even doing the regular activities a painstaking work to him. 

He lives with his family in a rented apartment; he couldn’t stay without work and despite the doctors’ warnings, he was obliged to continue working in his exhausting profession as a wall-painter. Being the sole breadwinner for his wife and two children, this was his only way for making a living. 

Lately, Mikhail’s health...


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Mini-Market


Like many in his age, the devastating war stood in Shadi’s way and prevented him from building his own future! The only choice left for him was leaving his country. This is how this young man traveled to Antigua, trying to make good living off of working in the field of catering and restaurants for 4 years. 

Unfortunately, during that period, the cruel war had its effect on his family; his father got injured by a shell, which prevented him from...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


The post-war period affected all aspects of life and Syrians are struggling every day to make a living! 

Shadi is a floor tiler, in 2012, he lost his main equipment and had to start all over again. He is the only provider for his wife Marcel, his daughter Naya and his son Ibrahim and they are living in a rented apartment.

He couldn’t stay without a job and with some money he had, he managed to buy used equipment which allowed him...


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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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