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

Car Maintenance Equipment


Khatchadur, the 30-years-old man, paid a huge price because of war. Nine years of his life were lost as he was in the mandatory service experiencing danger, fear and worry about his family and loved ones.

In 2020 when he was finally discharged, Khatchadur came back home to discover that his father’s workshop in Bustan Albasha was completely destroyed, this workshop is where he first learnt everything he knows about car motors from his father when he was still a teenager.

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Blacksmithing workshop


Like any traditional family, George and his wife had always helped each other to provide a decent life for their two daughters; Karni and Arkina. George is a blacksmith and his wife is a kindergarten teacher. The war resulted in the loss of the family's source of income, George left his family here in Aleppo and went to Lebanon to be able to send money to his family, who were still living the fear and horror from all the attacks...


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Electrical kit


the year 2015 was a turning point for Gerges, when their house was completely destroyed by a shell, the family of four became homeless and devastated. Despite all the excruciating circumstances which the family went through to survive, the young Gerges came out of this distress stronger and more determined to build a good and stable future for him and for his family. 

Dropping out of school maybe wasn’t Gerges’ ideal decision but the young man did what seemed to be...


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Taxi


Elian's life goals and orientation were completely different. His work in hair transplant got him moving to Damascus in 2005 to establish his own center there. Building his career took most of his time, but in addition to his main job, he worked in various fields of work such as food oil distribution and invested in frozen meat, as well as owning a taxi for several years. 

But what any businessman and investor fears turned into a nightmare for Elian when...


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Lathing Machine


The war was harsh and spared no one from its devastating ramifications, people lost their homes and workshops, one of those people is Hagop Derboghosian whose life changed completely.

Hagop is the father of two children, "Anna Maria and Ohanes". He has worked on a lathing machine in his father’s workshop since 1988, and gained good experience in this career.

Later, his father started suffering from elderly diseases, which forced Hagop to become the only provider for both families. When the war...


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Local Food Place


When all the doors were closed for Marks in Lebanon, the 40-years-old man came back to Aleppo after spending nine years in Lebanon, with no money and no clue on what to do next. 

Marks had worked in many fields; his career has changed many times; from working in elevators' maintenance, owning a little restaurant, working as a salesperson, to a completely different domain in traditional "zaffeh" performer at weddings.

When he had to start over, he thought about continuing in wedding...


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Taxi


Bedros is a 51-years-old father of two who lives with his family and his father-in-law. His career has been changed a lot in the last decade. His start was is a chimney factory which was destroyed at the start of the war, leaving Bedros and many others unemployed. 

This sudden loss of income forced Bedros to work in any job he could lay his hands on, he worked at a local diner for about five years, putting up with the modest...


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Cars Maintenance


Kevork, a young man who lives with his family of five members, including his grandmother and his father who works as a worker on a lathing machine. 

Unfortunately, during the crisis in Aleppo, when their house was badly destroyed by a shell, they traveled to Latakia for five years, until the situation became safer in Aleppo, they returned to live in a rented house. Kevork worked in car brakes' maintenance for 9 years, he started this career in 2013, as a...


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Laser Cutting Machine


This is the story of two sisters; Rita and Milia who started their journey together, simultaneously with the beginning of the war.

Escaping the shelling in 2012, the sisters took refuge to a sibling house in Lebanon. But settling in a new county meant that the young girls had to find a source of income. They started working in a factory without knowing that their first task in the job will become their future life career. It was a very important...


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Sweets and Pastries


Anna’s journey in the sweets industry started in 2017 - Venezuela, but how she got there is a whole other story. 

Anna had just had her second daughter Gabriella when the war started in Syria, she had some of her extended family living in Venezuela for many years, they were concerned about her and her little girls’ safety, so they convinced Anna to come and live with them until the war ends. 

Although moving to the other part of the world was...


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Pickup truck


George used to work in AL-Ramousseh as a heavy-vehicles mechanic, and despite the fact that working in this field is very profitable but it also can be physically demanding. His long years of practice made raised some health issues (hernia surgery, disc condition) and George had to make an early retirement. luckily, his seven sons were all grown and capable of running a business on their own, he bought a pick-up truck to just to help the family business with...


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Electrical equipment


The war changed many people's lives and affected their work greatly. Some lost their jobs, their shops, or were forced to change their careers just to be able to survive through the difficult economic conditions.

Droubi Al-Awad is the father of three lovely children and the only provider for his family. He is an electrical technician who specializes in home electricity. He made many clients due to the good reputation he has in his career that he started back in 2011....


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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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