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 Inspection Device


Growing up in a household where business and family were one, Hagop and his two brothers Yervant and Toros learned a lot from their dad. The three men started working from a very young age with their father in his car mechanic workshop, and grew to choose their own paths later when they gained enough experience. Before the war, business was thriving and the three brothers were working independently; each one of them had his own workshop. But the destruction...


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Taxi


A physical disability may cause people with special needs to feel hopeless sometimes. 

Krikor Jaco got injured during his old job as a chandelier fixer, which caused arterial damage in his hand. He is the only provider for his three children, and due to the family's expensive livelihood, he couldn't even afford the rent cost, so they had to live at his mother's house.

Now Krikor works as a concierge for the Armenian association, between 4:00 pm and 8:00 am. He stays...


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Coffee Shop


It’s really hard for a person to start his life with a disability. That’s what happened to Johnny, who was born with a blind eye, so he had to get used to living with one eye.

2013 was really rough for this family; they lost Johnnys’ father, the family backbone when he was looking for a job, an armed group kidnapped him. The family looked for him in every possible place with no result, until they got the bad news and...


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Mobile's Maintenance


During the war, a lot of people got stuck in the same situation, while Fadi kept trying to improve himself.

He started working in the mobile maintenance and programming domain in 2001 in Aleppo city for about seven years. After that, he traveled to UAE and worked for a mobile company. 

After three years, he went back to Syria, but the crisis forced him to sell his house and travel to Lebanon searching for safety. He lived there for 4 years and...


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Design and Prints


Self-improvement includes nourishing other people's skills and personalities. That's how things go with teachers such as Wahid Haddad. 

Wahid, who is 28 years old, left his education early and followed his passion for playing guitar, where he grew up to master this skill, now he has become a guitar teacher in four institutes, and also giving private lessons.

In addition to teaching, Wahid used to help his father at their furnishing gallery for more than ten years, but unfortunately, after the death of his dad, he...


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Car Mechanics


Kegham chose his career path in car mechanics back in 1986, when he was still a young man. In his rocky start he worked in several workshops and built a good reputation and experience in the domain. His ambition was to eventually become self employed and have his own workshop. By the time Kegham became so close to achieving his dream, the war had started and destroyed his plans.

In 2013, when Kegham lost his hope in working in his domain,...


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Truck Suspension Maintenance


Majed’s workshop was located in Al Ramouse area where all the heavy machinery and vehicles workshops were found, and just like the people who owned workshops there, Majed lost everything suddenly. With the start of war Majed wasn’t able to go to his workshop anymore, and it was very challenging to lose his livelihood source of income with two children (Mariella and Antonio) to take care of. 

The 40-years-old man spared no means to bring bread to the table. Between 2012...


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Sewing Machines


Talin’s first experience in sewing started back in 2009, working in the workshop of a local clothing brand. What Talin learnt in that year accumulated the tailoring skills she already had, and the mother of two was content with her stable life and work.

No one knew that war would fall upon the country and flip the life of people upside down. In 2012, Talin and her family were displaced from their lovely home because of the dangerous neighborhood. Just shortly...


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Car Radiators Maintenance


Sami Khalil is a young man living in a small rented house with his parents; the father is blind and the mother has a back condition, thus, he is considered the only provider and supporter for this family. 

Sami was one of the Syrian people who suffered a lot during the war. He lost his workshop in Al-Rakka when the armed groups robbed it after he worked there for about 20 years in repairing car radiators. Furthermore, their house was heavily...


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Sewing Workshop


Ebrahim gained experience by working in the sewing domain since 1996, at his brothers rented workshop for more than 20 years, but unfortunately, when Ebrahim's parents' house was destroyed, and his father passed away, the workshop closed in 2015, and the whole family moved to Latakia, where his brother established a sewing workshop with a partner, and Ebrahim worked for them as a supervisor.

But the livelihood became very expensive in Latakia, and Ebrahim was the only provider for the family, he came back...


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Car Mechanics Workshop


We all go through tough conditions, and despite how powerful or confident we show, these times leave their affect on our lives, but the hardest outcome is losing hope.

War has forced many people to leave their work and jobless, Such as Aref Shakian, the father of two boys, George and Michel. This father made a big sacrifice by selling his house to give his boys an opportunity to travel abroad, but the hard circumstances kept them from traveling, his older...


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Sandwich Shop


"The extraordinary man" is Fathallah’s nickname which he deserved to be called by everyone who knows him.

Fathallah suffered a lot, starting with losing his foot and three toes from the other one because of diabetes, to developing a heart disease. But despite all these obstacles, in addition to the harsh financial and war conditions, this man refused to give up on working and supporting his family.

When Fathallah was still a child in the fourth grade at school, he started learning...


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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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