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

Lathing machine


Krikor has always been a good father to Cerley, Marina, and Nersses, the 59 years old man wants to provide all the basic needs for his lovely family. 

This man had always worked in lathing and plastic molding domain. He built a good amount of experience and managed to manufacture two industrial mills in addition to an injection machine by himself.

During the tough war, he lost his job when his workshop area was attacked by armed groups and his workshop got...


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Car suspension maintenance Equipment


Bashar, the father of two lovely girls, is one of the people who lost his workshop, tools, and equipment in Bustan Al-Basha area, where he used to work before the war, also his losses exceeded to include his parent's house and workshop which were badly damaged by shells.

He started his career in 2000 at his father's workshop, but, unfortunately, the war ripped off everything from him in 2012, so he decided to continue trying to secure his family's needs and facing the hard circumstances instead...


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Stationery store equipment


Lara, the mother of two lovely children "Celine and George", always wanted to help her husband especially in these circumstances, so she attended several courses to improve her computer skills, and rented a stationery store jointly with her husband, that's how she could help her husband to secure a better future for the family and reach her dream of owning and developing her own business.

While the husband works as a volunteer at a Syrian charity in the morning, Lara opens the store ,and then in the afternoon they exchange the roles, Freddy, Lara's husband takes...


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Electrical maintenance Kit


Samaan Oskani is a 21 years old student at an engineering institute, in addition to working as a home electrical technician for about 4years.

During the war, Samaan's family was displaced when his mother's siblings sold the family house they used to live in, unfortunately, they didn't have enough money to buy a house, so they rented a very small one.

To make ends meet, Samaan's mother used to work as a seamstress, but her illness hindered her from going on. And his father is a minimarket laborer, and...


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Air-conditioners Maintenance


Razouk is a 30-year-old man who joined the army in 2005 and simultaneously worked in air-conditioning maintenance, using rented equipment from an elderly man, as he has never had any equipment of his own.

During the war, his family's biggest loss was when his father lost his hydraulic bus-chair's workshop, which was located in Al-Ramouseh area, in addition, their store in Homs was also robbed and destroyed.

When Razouk and his brother joined the army, they were sent into dangerous areas. Their...


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Graphic design equipment


Losing his beloved father because of the horrendous war made the now 26 years old face the cruel face of life very early. It was a day in 2015 that changed his and his mother's life forever, his father didn't survive one vicious mortar shell attack on AL-Souleymanieh neighborhood, Their house was destroyed and the mother and son became homeless and displaced. They Grieving family stayed six months in Safita before returning to Aleppo again and start over. Their house...


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Sandwich shop


When Megerdich was young, he had two completely different jobs. he worked as a jeweler at a workshop and at the same time helped in his father's oriental food shop. he has always been supportive of his father, but when his mother became sick, he had to prioritize and eventually left his job and hometown and accompanied his mother to Lebanon seeking necessary treatment.

War only made things worse, Megerdich's house was destroyed by a mortar shell (still needs repair) and...


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Printing and Design equipment


Naeem is a 42-year-old, successful man who always worked seriously to develop his skills by working in many important companies and several positions, such as a PR officer from 2013 to 2015 and HR between 2016 and 2018. In Damascus, he gained lots of experience during this work.

Looking for better opportunities Naeem traveled to Lebanon in where his brother lived, however, after a while he had to come back to Aleppo look after his sick father. After a long struggle...


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Auto body repair workshop


Life forced Mardiros the affectionate and caring father, to play the role of both parents in his children's Anna and Garo's lives when their mother passed away after a long battle with illness. 

But to hear his full story we should go back to 1990. At the time, he started his career in Saudi Arabia, as a worker in an auto body repair workshop, until 2006, that was how he achieved his experience. Later, he came back to Aleppo and worked...


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Shoe sole workshop


Sarkis is a man who suffered a lot during his life and faced hard times, he studied dentistry but left this career after probation year. 

He then worked with his father in shoe sole manufacturing, at their workshop in Al-Hullok area where they had 33 laborers. After his father passed away, and at the beginning of war in 2012, Sarkis lost the entire workshop in addition to all the machinery he used to have which was completely stolen. 

After all these hard...


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Design Equipment


Osama, 52 years old, is the father of Yana and Hanna. He started working as an employee in the designing field since 1997, where he had good experience designing clothes-prints, medicine packages, and some other things.

later in 2002, he was able to buy an office and start his own business, but all businesses declined in this period and the factories he was dealing with were closed. So, he became an employee again in a designing company with a low salary. During the war...


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Taxi


Family is the most valuable thing for Bassam, his wife and their 8 years old daughter Anna-Theresa, the family suffered from displacement during the war when their house was destroyed and for more than four years they were homeless, moving in-an-out of rentals, to finally settle in one of their relatives’ houses until their own house was rehabilitated with the help of the Latin church.

Workwise, Bassam volunteered in many social communal initiatives with the Syrian society for social development (in 2012),...


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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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