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


Haroutiun Sarkissian has been working as a car electrician for more than 30 years, with his uncle Hagop who is the business owner, and his cousin Kevork.

Repairing car electricity has been the family's profession for more than 50 years, when Hagoup started working in the family workshop, later Haroutiun joined him along with Kevork, who was working as a laborer for another workshop in the field of metal lathes.

Uncle Hagop has become aged and is no longer able to work...


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Beauty Center


“losing my only brother due to a heart attack almost two years ago still aches me, we went through everything together, when he passed, it was a nightmare.” This is how Koharik described the loss of her brother that she lived with and now, she lives alone in her sister’s home.

The year 2012 was hard on them, her brother’s home was destroyed by war, so they had to move to her sister’s house which is empty after her travel abroad.

Koharik...


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Nursing Clinic


Dealing with people’s lives and health is one of the most rewarding and critical jobs, especially during wartime.

Alek was only 20 years old, and still ungraduated when he was left in front of his father’s injuries because of a shell that left some shrapnel in his body.

This young, ambitious man studied at a nurse institute, and right after he started working in the hospitals, helping people recuperate their health, as he was excellent, a private hospital asked him to join...


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Sewing Workshop


Muhanad,41 years old, didn’t want to abandon his family, friends, and waste his life, but he was under harsh circumstances where he was looking for safety by trying to go abroad in search of better job opportunities and a better life.

During the war, he took his family and fled to the city of Hama for two years, then to Lebanon, and settled there trying to migrate abroad unsuccessfully. After returning to Aleppo, Muhanad worked as an employee in the bakery,...


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Dairies Products


“You have to think outside the box, challenge yourself every day, and prove your worth”

This sentence gave me hope during the 9 years I spent in military service across the country, confronting all kinds of dangers.

Asped, the 31 years old man, couldn’t achieve his dream to work in his specialty after graduation from business management, as he worked only for several months as a salesman before fulfilling his duty.

After he was laid off, he traveled to Armenia and got a...


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Embroidery Machine


We all experience difficult times in our lives;  a job loss, or adjusting to a life change. Raffi lost his job and his workshop as well as two embroidery machines that were stolen at the beginning of the war.

The 50-year-old man is the father of two children, and the only provider for his family. He has been working as a supervisor on the embroidery machine since 2003 in his workshop, but the area was unreachable and robbed, he closed his...


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Taxi


Karam is a 42-years-old Iraqi refugee, and a father of 3 children, life wasn’t easy on him at all; he had to leave his country in 2004 and escaped from Al-Mousel with his family leaving everything he had there; home, career, friends, and his memories.

He used to work in furniture spraying for a long time, but after the displacement to Aleppo he couldn’t find a decent job, but he didn’t surrender and kept working many jobs to provide the life...


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Coffee Shop


Nowadays, many people work in different jobs and change their careers regularly, having several jobs simultaneously like Jean allows him to increase his income.

He is 52 years old and responsible for his mother who lives with his small family which includes his wife and son Elias who studies economics. In the past, Jean was a tailor for more than 22 years in his own workshop but he changed his career because of the war.

In 2014, he closed a part of...


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Furniture Upholstery


The will of Issa was stronger than the war conditions; the 62 years old man didn't stop working throughout the war, despite losing his job and his entire machines and tools. He worked as a Peddler on a mini pick-up truck to cover the expenses and needs of his house.

"I had to work day and night in any job in order to provide for my family's needs with all the difficult conditions and with simple resources so as not to...


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Sewing Workshop


“We can’t surrender, we must continue our daily strife, it’s our destiny”.

Lina is a 55 years old mother of 2 kids who suffered a lot during the last decade, her family had to be displaced to another house provided by the local church after their home was damaged and the area became unhabitable due to the control of armed groups.

Lina used to work in many sewing workshops since she was young, she has more than 25 years of experience in...


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Resin Molds


The war changed the lives of many because of the losses suffered, but each person should look for the silver linings, as was the case with Samir. 2013 was the year that prompted him to decide to sell his damaged home at a symbolic cost and travel to Lebanon to start a new life.

He chose a pretty unique career of hand-made souvenirs and religious art pieces. This artisan is also the father of six children and the only provider of...


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Electricity Tools


Since he was just a kid, Wajih used to watch his electrician father repairing all kinds of gadgets and making them functional again, his curiosity and passion led him to fall in love with this career.

Now, after 29 years, Wajih who is a father of two children became one of the best electricians, he continued working with his father and gained a great experience day after day.

During the war, he suffered a lot due to the electricity blackouts for many...


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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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