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

Metal Lathing Machine


Hanna, 35-years-old father of two has a long experience in heavy machinery maintenance. back in 2002, he met his employer and started learning about repairing machinery which requires knowledge of its working mechanism and at the same time how to fix and assemble any broken pieces. After nine years the war hit Syria, Hanna lost his job, and to be able to financially survive he started working in a local mall. After a while he decided to go to Lebanon...


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Sewing Workshop


When Fadi’s house was hit with a destructive weapon, the 43-years-old man took his mother Dalal and moved to Tartous city, to escape the death and horror that was everywhere in Aleppo. 

Fadi has always worked in the clothes manufacturing business in one way or another, first in 2004, he entered the domain as a salesman then when he gained good experience in it and moved to Tartous where he opened his own retail shop. Slowly his work grew and he...


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Silver Crafting


The war couldn’t stop in front of the ambitious young Elias, who was working with his father in their silver crafting workshop, in their hometown; Idleb. He learned all about this profession from his father in addition to studying English literature and playing basketball, which unfortunately he had to quit due to a leg injury. 

After ten years in the silver crafting domain, Elias and his family were forced to flee their extremely dangerous city; which meant losing all their properties...


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Plumbing Equipment


Besides the devastating direct effects of war, there are other collateral damages that the war caused not many of people are aware of, like losing several crafts. This is what happened to Pierre. 

Pierre used to work in heating systems installation and maintenance, he and his brother shared a shop and each of them was specialized in different services, Pierre was specialized in radiators, while his brother was a plumber. But by 2011 their shop’s location became under heavy fires, and...


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Taxi


After eight years away from his home, living under the worst conditions on the fire lines in Jobar-Damascus, Edward came back to his family and hometown without any clue on how to go back to normal life after this long time.

Before going to Damascus, Edward was a hairdresser, he thought he could start from there, but after going through respiratory health problems from the use of hair products and chemicals he discovered that the long years of war and inhaling...


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Hairdressing kit


When it came to choosing his profession, Aboud made his decision a long time ago when he started working in several beauty salons while still young. Aboud was enthusiastic, ready to learn and eager to be a well-known hairdresser. His dreams were big and his ambitions were high but, unfortunately, the war had put him still. In 2015, to escape the dangers of Aleppo, Aboud and his parents went to Marmarita for couple of weeks only to extend their stay...


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Sandwich Shop


Every situation in life and every lane of work can enrich our experiences and can teach us valuable lessons that we can carry with us and project on any situation we face, this is what Hanna learnt through his long search for a career.  

The 54 years old, father of two has been joggling jobs to be able to support his family. he's been a salesman, a warehouse keeper, a pastry shop worker and a sales representative in addition to...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


As a father of two, a head of a family and a hardworking breadwinner, Joseph had been through lots of hardships in order to keep his family safe and secure a decent life for them all. 

Losing his carpentry workshop which was located in Alsheikh maksoud didn’t stop him from fighting for a decent life for his family and did not prevent him from selling goods in streets to survive. Neither the falling bombshells could get tgo them and although they...


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Dental Laboratory


After his father’s illness, Nazaret had to carry great responsibilities such as caring for his father’s treatment costs, caring for his elderly mother, as well as repairing his house, which was severely damaged by the falling shells. Unfortunately, Nazaret’s father passed away, leaving his wife and son face the unknown future in times of war. 

Although Nazaret outlived the hardest days of war with minimal damage, but the financial difficulties prevented him from upgrading his business as he has long experience...


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Espresso shop


It wasn’t easy for the 55-years-old Edgar, the father of two daughters; Evon and Joelle to lose his rubber-molding workshop, machines and all equipment, when armed groups entered the area where his workshop was located and he found himself unemployed with no clue about what the future would be like for his family who completely depend on him for their income. 

Edgar didn’t have the luxury of taking much time thinking, he had to act fast and find a financial solution...


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Arts and wooden crafts


Art has always been a huge part of Fadi’s life, it is a talent which he recognized and tried to develop specially that it became the thing that made him endure the toughest times of his life, when he was living far from his family in Latakia, Fadi sought out a mentor to teach him about Iconography and he started to have regular learning sessions in a monastery. Fadi indulged in painting and perfected his skills and slowly turned what...


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Car inspection computer device


Manan has spent the majority of his life in his cars maintenance workshop, from an early age, this self-made man started as a smart young boy and slowly grew to become a hardworking employee, then to be more like a contributor to the business. In fact, the only time Manan was separated from his workshop was during the war, only to escape the horrendous mortar shell attacks in 2014, when he fled to a small village near Tartous until the...


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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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