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

400

Homs

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Damascus

Plumbing Kit


Vrege followed his passion since he was just a kid, he learned how to fix the small plumbing malfunctions in his house, he loved the career and when he grew up, he took plumbing as a main career and became a master in it.

In 2001, he settled in Aleppo city in his family house after he left his Small Village (Al-Yaacoubiye) to work in Aleppo and start a new life in the city, bought new equipment, and rented a small...


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Car electricity maintenance


Zohrab, 35 years old, is an auto electrician, also known as a car electrician, who knows how to install and maintain the wiring and electrical systems in a variety of vehicles.

During the war, the workshop in which he worked was destroyed, so he started working in his father's workshop which was hit by shells during the war, then moved to his friend's shop in 2017.

Zohrab, an auto mechanic workshop owner who has been in this field since 2000, gaining skills...


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Carpentry Workshop


Life wasn’t kind to Krikor, this 26 young man, who suffered for about ten years facing the armed groups in different regions in Syria, which left scars on his body and soul. When a random shell crossed his back and caused him a harmful injury that still accompanies him to the moment.

Such as most guys his age, Krikor had to leave his career, his beloved family, and the girl he loves to serve in the military. And when he finished...


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Musical Instrument


Music is a part of everyone's life.

“Growing up with a musical background, it was in my genes that I would be a musician. Playing music helped me become the person I am by being a release for my anger, and helped me make new friends.” This is how Riad described his relationship with music.

Riad’s family is filled with musicians and singers; he played while his brother sang with him before the war, making events together in addition to having their...


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Pastry Shop


Issues such as theft, crime, and immigration impact many people in their daily lives and push them to make life-changing decisions. When the armed groups kidnapped Jack's father, he paid the ransom and decided to flee to Latakia as it was safer at the time.

Jack followed in his father’s footsteps and worked in pastries and pies when they fled to latakia back in 2012, then after returning to Aleppo, they took his grandpa’s shop and worked together.

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Espresso Machine


“After your bereavement leave is over, you still feel incapable to go back to work while you're still dealing with your father's death,” Gabi said.

The reason for his death was the impact of the carpentry career on his health, so Gabi decided to leave this profession.

Gabi,45 years old, is trying to find another job. He opened a sewing workshop and worked for more than twenty years. By that time, they had to sell the workshop after the death of his...


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Taxi


Tony, a father of 3 children had to leave his house in Al-Sheik Maksoud when the fighting reached the area in 2013, leaving behind a life full of memories, settling down with his father and brother hoping to return home one day.

When he was young, Tony worked as a private driver between Syria and Lebanon for more than 15 years, in 2010 when he returned to Aleppo, he had to sell all the jewelry he had and he took a...


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Taxi


It has been more than 9 years since Esper lost his private taxi. It was his main source of livelihood, and because the shells fell near his house, he had to sell it at a low price to live with the money due to the high cost of living and renting a new house after leaving his own due to the war.

The entire house was stolen, and he no longer owns anything but a mini pick-up truck, which has recently...


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Shoe workshop


Not having a mother while growing up can be a painful experience that Abdo faced when he was still too young.

“My mum left us when we were kids so my dad had to work and take care of us at the same time,” he said.

Abdo lives with his father and his younger sister, who is still studying. He learned a profession during his childhood rather than continuing his studies. He started it in 2014 after leaving his studies to support...


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Conditioning Maintenance


Rimon is a 28 years old youth who wants to challenge the difficulties and prove himself in such a hard life, when he was just a kid, he used to go to his father’s shop who works in Conditioning Maintenance to help him, and year after year he loved this career.

He worked with his father for 6 years, in 2016 he decided to be independent and build his own reputation to continue the family occupation, he started to work in...


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Sewing Machines


Losing your husband suddenly is shattering, life-altering, and indescribably painful.
After the sudden death of Rania's husband in 2013, her life changed, becoming the sole provider for her children.

Rania turned home sewing that she had learned in 1990 from her aunt into a profession in order to secure an income for her family, especially since her children were too young to work. Through her skill, she was able to prove herself and take responsibility with the help of her small sewing...


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Optics Shop


Garo is 40 years old, father of one child, and expecting a second son, he used to work in his uncle's shop back in 1998 selling and repairing glasses, and he became an expert in the optics field.

During the war, the shop located in Al-Jabriyeh area was damaged a lot; in 2014 a shell exploded in front of the shop and hugely sabotaged the ceiling, smashed the windows, damaged the glasses, and destroyed the most important device for his work...


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Agricultural Vehicle


Mttanos and his family work together in their land, which has been their only source of livelihood for generations. He is a married man and a father of three; two sons who help him in farming and a daughter who is a school teacher.

The family planted different crops such as almonds, olives, grapes, and potatoes in order to benefit from its bounties around the whole year, but this variety requires special conditions to get good seasons like watering the trees...


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Water Tanker


Ramez lives with his wife and their daughter in addition to his elderly parents and sister in the family's house in Al-Hamra village. He was a school teacher besides his main work as a farmer and when he retired, back in 2018, the hardworking man dedicated all of his time to his land of almond trees. 

Ramez's land is divided into two parts, the first is planted with almond trees while the other part is planted with small seedlings and prepared...


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Central-Heating Installation


Zaki inherited this profession from his father and has been practicing it since 2004 with high-quality work and strong experience. 

He lives with his wife Rana who is a school teacher and the couple are parents of a five-year-old son called Émile and a one-year-old daughter called Heaven. 

When the war began, Zaki was still single and living with his parents; in 2012, he was displaced with them to Mashta Al-Helou village, while their house in Al-Hamidia was damaged and the majority...


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Taxi


Firas took responsibility from a young age and had to leave his university in order to work and take care of his elderly parents being their sole support in life. 

He is a single man, in 2020, he moved to Homs city where his older brother lives seeking a decent livelihood and to provide for his parents who stayed in their home village Sadad. 

Firas's experience as a driver began in Damascus city after he was forced to quit studying and work...


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Agricultural Vehicle


Even when being away from the terrors of the cruel war, no one was spared of its calamities. Although Al-Maamoura village wasn’t affected directly by the bombs and shells, however, its people suffered like all the Syrians from the difficult economic situation and their agricultural activity was heavily affected. 

Mansour is a farmer from Al-Maamoura village, he is a married man and a father of six, four daughters and two sons. He has a spacious land of almonds, which he inherited...


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Floor Grinding and Polishing


In 2013, Salwan, his wife Rouba, and their two sons were displaced from their home in "Al-Dwair" village after it was attacked by the armed groups. They lost their house and decided to settle down in Homs city, so they rented an apartment in Al-Arman neighborhood.

The beginning was challenging, especially for a family who newly moved to the city and tried to start from scratch, on the other hand, they didn't have a choice but to adapt to the new...


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Agricultural Vehicle


Georges is a farmer from Al-Maamoura village, he is a married man and a father of three, two sons and a daughter. Just like most of the families in this village, his family of five depends on their land of almond trees for a living. Georges has a tractor, which he was not able to use lately due to the situation of its tires that became dilapidated over time.

Plowing and watering are very important stages to ensure good crops and...


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Plumbing Equipment


At the beginning of 2022, Jean had a car accident that almost cost him his life, on that day, he lost his plumbing equipment, which was stolen from his pick-up truck, in addition to suffering from a serious injury that kept him at home for a very long time. 

Jean lives on his own at his family's house after his parents passed away and all his siblings established a new life on their own. 

He started working in plumbing back in 2002,...


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Irrigation System


All the various ways to generate an income were not enough to cover the growing needs of a family of five, and the land became their last resort in order to guarantee a dignified life. 

Daad is a government employee, her husband George works in the construction field and they are parents of three daughters. George and his four brothers inherited their father's land of almond trees and they are sharing its profits, in addition to a farm around the house...


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Aluminum Workshop


The lack of electricity affected all aspects of life and many craftsmen lost their work, especially those who heavily rely on it to finish their task activities. 

Toni suffered from this problem, and the income he was making was hardly enough to cover the most basic requirements of living. He has a big family that counts on him; he is a married man and a father of two kids, in addition to taking care of his parents being their only son. 
The...


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Barbershop


Youssef is a barber from Homs, he has a shop in Al-Hamidia neighborhood and his story with this profession started back in 1999; when he learned the needed skills by working with a famous barber. then he launched his own project. 

Just like many Syrian families, Youssef's family was displaced from their home in Al-Hamidia and stayed in Al-Arman neighborhood for three years. When the situation stabilized in Homs, and people started to return, Unfortunately, both of his parents passed away...


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Agricultural Supplies Shop


Like many young people, Hafez didn’t have the chance to start his project due to the situation of the country, and strove for years until he managed to make his first steps. 

He is an agricultural engineer who lives with his parents and younger brother in Fairouza village. The industrious young man started working in 2014 to help his father in providing for their family. At first, Hafez was a worker at farmlands, then two years later, he had the opportunity...


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Mini-van


"When you do anything for the sake of your family, you do it with love, because family is the most valuable thing that one can have in life"

That is what George Alyoussef said.

he is a 30-year single man who lives with his mother and two sisters in his uncle's house at Altabbaleh.

after he finished the baccalaureate, he started working to support his family because they were in bad financial condition. In 2015, he volunteered at the Two Sacred Hearts center...


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Taxi


Imad Mallouh and his sons are among the survivors who experienced all the horrors of war and reached the death point but God's great mercy saved them.

He is 52 years old, married to Nahla Ghumaid, and has two sons and a daughter, he used to live with his family in Al-Swaida countryside and he was working as a policeman there.

After the start of the war, he faced many threats and dangers that ended in his kidnapping with his two sons...


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Mosaic and wood carving workshop


George Bergheil is a very talented 44-year-old man, he is married to Janet Haddad, and they have two beautiful daughters, Chanel, born in 2006, and Christelle, born in 2012.

George is from the village of Maaloula in the countryside of Damascus. When he was twenty years old, he started practicing the profession of mosaic, seashell inlays, and wood carving. He soon proved a great talent in this field and became the passion that took him all his time and effort.

After his...


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Pick-up truck


For more than twenty years, Samer worked as a tiler for long hours to secure his family the best possible living.

Samer is 45 years old, married to Eivon Makhoul and they have two kids.

Samer and his family couldn’t afford to rent their own flat so they lived in a small room in his parent’s house in the Aldwallaa neighborhood. He was also responsible for taking care of his old parents and securing their expenses which overwhelmed him with high living...


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Mini-market


Micheline Halal, 44 years old, is married to Fadi Francis, and they have two sons and a daughter.

Micheline and her family are from a small village called Maaloula in the countryside of Damascus where they used to live and work in their grocery store. Her husband worked as a mural artist, and they were living in stability and safety until the fierce war began and its impact reached the village of Maaloula, which forced the family to close the grocery...


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Nail beauty shop


Maria Al-Samaan is the eldest daughter in a family of five, her father has retired due to a disability and his pension was their only income for many years in addition to the help of relatives.

however, their circumstances were never easy, and during the years of war, they suffered precarious conditions and financial hardships, in addition to her mother's illness with breast cancer.

All this did not weaken Maria's determination to complete her education, as she was able to enter the...


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Mini-market


Rafy is 45 and married to Rania Al-Asaad and they have two sons Fady born in 2005 and Hady born in 2009.

Before the war, the family lived in Maaloula village and they were in a good financial situation as they had a mini-market on the main street where Rafy and his wife used to work and at the weekends Rafy used to work at wall-painting workshops to increase their income.

However, after 2011, their life changed completely as the armed groups...


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Wax formation workshop


Elias Faddoul, 56, is married to Carmen Jarrous and they share living with his siblings at the family's old house in Bab Touma.

Before the war, Elias had a small store for selling holy icons and rosaries, he loved his work a lot and was always creating new designs, but with the beginning of the war, the difficult economic conditions affected his job as the demand for icons was no longer required because people were barely able to afford the basic...


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Photography equipment


Sami Hartak is a determined and hardworking young man, he is 31 and lives with his old parents and sisters in a modest house in Al-Dwallaa neighborhood.

He graduated from the faculty of agricultural engineering during wartime which made it so difficult for him especially since his parents are old and retired so he was responsible for his expenses and the house obligations at the same time under some very harsh circumstances.

Sami wasn’t lucky to find a suitable job that meets...


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Mini-market


George Dahdal, 31 years old, lives along with his father, brother, grandma, and aunt in a small house in Al- Dwalaa area.

Before the war, George was working with his father at the family mini-market until the beginning of the crisis in Syria which affected their work so his father decided to close the mini-market and started to work as a pick-up driver.

During that period, their village became invaded by the armed groups, and George’s grandmother and aunt were displaced and...


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Taxi


Fady Ibrahim is 30 years old, married to Mariam Altheib and they have three cute little girls, Georgette born in 2017, Cathren 2019, and Yara 2021. They live in a rented flat in Kashkoul, Damascus suburbs.

With the first sparks of war, Fady was still at the beginning of his life journey, full of youthful enthusiasm, but he didn’t have the time or choice to start a new chapter of his life because in 2011 he was called for military service...


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