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.








Jack and Joseph are two friends who lived the war circumstances together. During the war Jack’s family decided to leave the country and immigrate to Germany so they travelled to Lebanon and stayed there for a while, at the time Jack found a job in an Italian restaurant and he learned a lot about food making and he loved this business, when the visa arrived he refused to go with his family because he wanted to stay in Syria but...

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Beauty Center

Vivian Karanta is a divorced mother who has a ten years old daughter. She lives with her parents (father mother and a brother). She wants to start her own project to depend on herself in providing her own daughter in the future. Her brother is a hairdresser, but he is not working now. Her mother does not work. Her father is a janitor in a company and he cannot support his family entirely. She sometimes works with Jesus and Merry visiting team, but she has experience in the field of beatification so she wants to go back to it to guarantee a better future for her and her little daughter. She is all hope that the future is going to be better and someone will help her in achieving her dream.

Computer Games Shop

Anees is a single, young man who is looking after his parents and helping them with the livelihood expenses, when the crisis started in Aleppo, they had to move to Kafroon because their neighborhood was too dangerous. In Kafroon Anees’s father could not find a job, so Anees had to work in a PlayStation shop to provide an income and aid his family. When things got better in the area of their house in Aleppo, they moved back to it....

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Elias is a married man, who was a mechanic before the crisis in Aleppo, but he had to switch his job and become a taxi driver for some organizations during the war in Aleppo, because of the situation of the crisis. He worked with many organizations as a driver like the Marists. He also tried to rent a taxi, but the owner of the taxi asked for a big percentage from the profits, so he decided to look for something else, his wife does not work so he is the sole provider for his family. The biggest lost for him was the passing of his brother who died while he was asleep in his bed, by a missile that hit the building next to them. He wants to have a taxi of his own, so he would be able to have a better and more stable income for the future.

Fiberglass for Cars

Fajeh is a married man, he has a young daughter, he and his family are looking after his paralyzed mother who lives with them. He had a shop that manufactures fiber glass for the cars, but it was destroyed during the crisis in Aleppo. Later, he worked with a person in the same business, but the owner of the shop was very mean and gave him a low salary, so he had to leave the shop in order to find something that can help him with all the expenses he has especially with his mother’s condition. He wants to start his own project because he has a great experience in this business, and he is confident that this project is going to be very successful.

Car Furnishing

Salem and his family were displaced from their home in Sheikh Maksoud, they are currently living in a rented flat in Al-Midan area. He rented a workshop to work in car furnishing, but the owner of the workshop doubled the rent, so he had to look for another one. Now he is renting a workshop in Al-Midan area, he does not however have the machines that are essential to do his job in the best possible way, he sometimes borrows his friend’s machines in order to complete the work. He wants to have his own machines and be an independent person who does not always have to rely on the help of others, this project will be an important step towards his career development.

Mechanic Workshop

George jabour is a single man who lives with his unemployed sister. During the crisis he suffered a lot due to the terrible things that happened to him like the death of his brother when he was walking in Sulymaniah in 2014. He also lost his shop in Bustan Al Basha and all his equipment was stolen. He wants to start working again. He had started fixing his shop which was damaged, but the equipment that he wants is very expensive which he cannot afford. George hopes that the coming days are going to be better and he is sure that someone will help him to start working again.

Fixing Cars Workshop

Fouad Jbara is a father of a university student. His wife is also unemployed and he lost his shop in Bustan Al Basha during the crisis in Aleppo and all his equipment and goods were stolen. He had a car, but he sold it to provide his family with the necessities of the life. They take aid from the maristes and this aid is the only source of income that they get. He started fixing his shop and he wants to start working again because this shop was the only source of income. He is all hope that someone will help him to start working again in his own shop that was taken from him for almost 6 years.

Metal Welding Workshop

Morris is an unemployed married man who lost his shop and equipment in Bustan Al-Basha during the crisis in Aleppo. Losing his shop was a terrible incident that made him feel depressed. He could not even get any of his equipment out of Bustan Al-Basha. Now he is 58 years old. After this incident he started looking for any job to provide the necessities of life for his family, but unfortunately nobody employed him. This shop was the only source of income. His wife does not work too. He wants to start working again in soldering iron because he has enough experience in this field. he depends on his brother and the charities in providing the daily needs. He believes that someone will listen to his story and give him a hand to start working again in his own shop.


Elias is a married man who has a son. “I used to work as a hauler in a company between governorates , and I was kidnapped during the crisis while working, then the company decided to close this section, So I traveled to Venezuela to start a new job but the economic crisis started after awhile, my son also came to Venezuela, but he could not find a job so he came back to Aleppo and started a new job in a bank, my daughter got married and traveled with her husband." When he came back, he had spent all his life savings and because of his age he was not able to find a job. Now his son is engaged and he is the only provider of the family. Working in this field is great for him because he has the license and the experience.

Alternator Repairing Shop

Moses Mesropian has 4 children and he moved from Al Raka to Aleppo before 5 years. he has been living in a house for one of his relatives since his arrival to Aleppo. He rented a shop to fix the alternators of the cars before a short time. He wants to buy the pieces that he needs in fixing alternators to improve his income. He cannot go back to Al Raka because their house is destroyed completely. His shop was rented but the...

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Coffee Shop

George Kabanjian is a father of three sons two of them are soldiers and his third son is a barber but he can barely afford his own needs. He sells packets of cigarettes in the streets. last year, he suffered a lot because he had to work under the rain and the snow. He moved from Jabal Al-saydeh before 6 years because of the crisis in Aleppo. He lives now in a rented house, he pays half of the rent and the church helps them with the rest. This project will increase his income, and the existence of this shop will protect him from the coming cold of the winter and will guarantee the continuity of his work.

Flower Shop

Elie lives with his two brothers and sister in the family's house after the unfortunate death of their parents. 

He is a florist from Homs city and has a long history with this artistic profession; his start was back in 1998 when he worked at flower shops until he mastered this job and began to get offers, which allowed him to build good relations and to become a well-known name in this field. 

Working with other shops secured him a decent income...

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Mobile Phones Maintenance

After finishing high school, George studied for a year at the institute of industries but couldn't continue his studies and searched for work. He tried working in many fields until in 2008, he found a job in mobile phone maintenance and focused on that career as a source of livelihood.

In 2010, George joined the military service, which, unfortunately, lasted for eight years because of the cruel war; during the service, he had the chance to attend a specialized course in...

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Nail Care Kit

Yara is her parents' first child, who decided to help her father by working and covering her expenses; she lives with her family of six; her parents, and three siblings in Fairouza village.

The ambitious young lady has many talents! In 2012, Yara joined the ladies' football team in Fairouza and she was able to make many achievements. She didn’t stop at this point and in 2020, Yara started forging her own career path, when she learned about nail care at a...

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Car Repairing Workshop

After working for many years in car repairing, Hanna was still unable to start his own workshop. He is his parents' only son and provider, they live together in the family's house in Fairouza village, where he decided to settle down and take care of them. 

Hanna left school and started working at a young age; he worked in farming until 2013, then he had the chance to travel to Libya and learn about car repairing, and as it was known,...

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Floor Tiling Equipment

Before the war, Nazih used to have a mini-winch and this was his way to ensure his wife and their two children a decent life. 

Changing his profession was a real challenge, but it wasn't an option for him after he lost the main machines of his work when the two mini-winches he had were stolen from a construction site in Sadad village, and in order to provide for his family, being the sole breadwinner, in 2014, Nazih learned floor-tiling from...

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Mini-Cultivator-Agricultural Project

Shamso used to work in Lebanon as a wall painter, but due to the lack of opportunities there, then the unfortunate death of his father, he went back home to take care of the family's land of grapevines and olive trees.

He is a married man and a father of three sons, he lives with his family and his mother where he is the sole provider. Shamso's story is all about striving and hard work; in 2017, he sold a part...

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Spray Painting Equipment

Hassan and Wissal got married in 1996, they are parents of George (16 years old). Hassan is a wall painter, he learned about this profession a long time ago and loved it as there's a sense of art in it. As time passed, he acquired the needed skills through working with many well-known craftsmen until he became able to work independently and he gained another experience throughout the years and began working in the field of decoration too. 

Everything was going...

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Plumbing Equipment

The vicious war unexpectedly changed people's lives and the main challenge was how to cope with the changes and survive the severe economic crisis. 

Satea used to work as a supervisor in an oil factory and quit this job to run his own business that he thought it would ensure him a better income. 

However, when the war began in Homs, Satea took his wife and their three children and fled to Zaidal village where he opened a clothes shop. In 2012,...

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Floor Tiling Equipment

Diab lives with his wife and their two sons in a rented apartment, he is the sole provider and floor tiling is the only source of livelihood for the family. 

His career started back in 2000, but not having the needed equipment forced him to borrow or work with other tilers, which of course limited his opportunities and negatively affected his income despite the great experience he possess in his profession. 

However, after the war, the economic conditions have become very hard,...

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Mini-Cultivator-Agricultural Project

George is a farmer who has always aspired to improve the production of his grapevine land and worked very hard to achieve that goal. He is the sole provider for his wife and their two baby girls and the small family lives in their home village Maskanah.

George worked in his father's land since he was young, which is equipped with a good water supply through a well and a drip irrigation system that waters all the vines across the land.


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Floor Tiling Equipment

Majed lives with his wife and their 14-year-old daughter and he is their sole provider. He is a floor tiler since 1985 and has worked between Lebanese and Syrian cities with great experience in this profession.

Thankfully, the small family wasn't exposed to the horrors of the cruel war, but just like all the Syrian families, the economic crisis heavily affected their living and as a result, Majed was no longer able to cover their daily needs nonetheless to start renewing his equipment, which was worn out and affected the productivity.

Majed applied for new equipment in order to improve his work conditions and income and ensure a dignified life for his family during the hard situation of the country. 

Ceiling Décor

Hani's equipment became very old and worn out that it started affecting his work productivity, while unfortunately, buying new equipment was not a possible option for him during the severe economic crisis in the country. 

Hani lives with his wife Rita and their daughters Sandy and Nancy and they are both university students.

The financial burdens of life were growing every day and the hardworking man didn’t have the chance to improve his work. 

Supporting him with the equipment he needs will allow him to get a decent income, especially after having the electric generator, which will secure the sustainability of business.

Mini Market

It is a great blessing to reach your sixties and still have the determination of youth to work with great confidence and belief that the Lord supports you in all your life circumstances.

This is what you feel after meeting with Alice Khoury, with her deep wrinkles and crutch that never leaves her. She always was full of strength to work and rely on herself to support her family.

In 2000, Alice and her husband Antoun started a small grocery shop from...

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Sewing workshop

Christine Fanouneh is 39 years old, she lives with her mother and brother in Jaramana, Damascus suburbs.

During her childhood, Christine lived in a very harmful environment as her father used to abuse her mother on daily basis in front of her and her sister, her brother was born with Down’s syndrome in addition to many health problems which made him in a continuous of medication and lots of love, care, and attention that the family was missing.

When Christine and her...

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Elie Istanboly, 30 years old, is like many young men of his age who had to spend years of the war facing dangers and horrors during their military service, and in Elie's case, it took nine difficult years of his youth.

Before the war began, Elie worked as a taxi driver and after he was discharged in 2019, he wanted to learn a profession so he could have a career for the future and make up for the previous years.

Elie started...

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Barber Shop

Rami Yacoub, his mother, and three sisters accumulated courage by surviving difficult times and challenging conditions.

When he was only thirteen, Rami’s father passed away, which didn’t just affect the family and made them live in sorrow and grief, but also forced Rami to leave his school, abandon his childhood, and start working to afford the daily living demands.

He took a job as a worker in a medical shoe workshop to support his mother who was also working long hours at...

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Shafy Bashour is 38 years old, married to Nadine Maqsoud and they have two adorable kids, George born in 2012, and Rimon in 2016.

Before the war in Syria, Shafy was working as a tiling worker in Qatar and he returned to Syria in 2011 to get married and start his own family but unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned; his marriage coincided with the start of the crisis in Syria which prevented him from returning to Qatar and he found...

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Hassan Jolan, 33, didn’t have the chance to work or learn any profession after turning into his twenties because he was called for military service. He thought it would be a short period and pass in peace, but he did not know that a fierce war would strike his country to steal nine years from his life in which he had to be far from his family and friends under very difficult circumstances until his discharge in 2019.

He went home...

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Nail Care Kit

Out of poverty, desperation, and sickness, a strong girl came out to defy all the circumstances of life and prove to everyone that no obstacle can dissuade her from working and earning her livelihood.

Mirai Al-Sahwi is 23 years old and since her childhood, was suffering from Myocardial insufficiency that prevented her from doing any extra effort. She was living in the confines of a loving family that supported one another until death stole her father who was the most important...

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Sanitary kit

At the age of 15, Khalil Khoury started working to help his parents, as their financial condition wasn't good, and he had to work to secure his expenses and help his parents with household obligations.

He began working as an assistant to a Plumbing & Sanitary Maintenance Supervisor and soon became skilled in that profession and began to take his own workshops as customers began to ask him to do their work because of his skills and his low wages.

Khalil wanted...

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Mini market

sometimes, all a person needs to regain his balance in life is to turn the page of the past and start over.

This is what Rashid Al-Abdoun, 55 years old, has been trying to do for the past nine years, but unfortunately, life obstacles and the difficult conditions he was going through, have always blocked his way.

Rashid is married and has three children, Lina, Musa, and Issa. His main concern is to give his children the best possible care and get...

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Perfume and gifts shop

For most of his life, Mousa Fares was struggling to support his family and keep them from need and poverty.

He is 38 years old and lives with his old parents and his brother in a 40-meter flat in Jaramana, yet he is always thankful to God for all the blessings in his life.

Before the crisis, Mousa was working at a beverages store in Jaramana and his income was enough to meet his household costs but during the war, two explosions...

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Make-up and nail beauty

Tolay Kashy is a 27-year-old woman, she is single and lives with her mother in an old and small flat in Kashkoul.

when she was only twelve, her father passed away after suffering from lung poisoning from an injury in the army, leaving her and her mother alone and without a supporter.

she saw her mother struggling for many years to provide the basic living needs and all she wanted was to help her, so as soon she became 18, she started...

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Khalil Mikhail is 51 years old, married, and has three children, Antoun, Nicolas, and Marian. he was living with his family in Hineh village and working as a driver and worker in the municipality of Hineh. 

During his duty, he fell on his head from 6 meters high and needed 35 stitches to close his wound but as soon as he recovered, he returned to his hard work where he used to carry 150kg jute sacks of anise daily which affected...

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