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

Sewing Workshop


Hard work is the most important key to success. Achievements without hard work are impossible. 

Ramez tried his best to get enough experience in sewing while working in many workshops. Since 1992, the 60-years-old Ramez has been working on tailoring and was able to open his own workshop in AL- Ramousseh. The most difficult part was yet to come, as a result of the war, his workshop was closed and all his machinery was stolen.

In many ways, and despite the difficulties...


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Photography Gear


A good shot keeps the moment from fading away.

This sentence drives George the 19-year-old, a first-year student of informatics engineering, full of enthusiasm, talent, and creativity to embark on the marketplace early in his life and encourage him to be more than a student.

Since he was a child, he wanted to help his sick father to provide a better life for the family, therefore he worked with him in a pastry factory for 7 years.

5 years ago, when he was...


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Taxi


“Once we know that life is difficult- once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult,” Joseph said. I’ve been through a lot in my life, my exposure to several injuries as a result of the war, and the martyrdom of my father by a sniper's bullet made me a stronger person fighting to live in peace. 

Joseph is a young man, 29 years old, newly married after the end of his military service, lives with his mother...


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Hair Dressing


“Whether you served in the military for 8 years or more, deciding what to do with the rest of your life may feel both exciting and overwhelming, it is entirely up to you,” Joseph said.

Returning to reality also posed many challenges for Joseph. It was difficult for him to begin a new career so he decided to return to the profession that he practiced from the beginning of 2004 until he started serving in the military in 2011.

While many young...


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Sewing Workshop


“Despite the hard circumstances, I still insist on continuing towards improving my living conditions”, Hanaa is a mother of four children, The hardship of life and the injustice of war forced her to live far from her children and to dedicate her life to raising her youngest daughter all alone.

17 years ago, her husband left her alone with four children, making her the only one responsible for the family. Her sole support was herself and her strong experience in her...


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Taxi


Rami is a young ambitious man, who spent over 10 years serving in the military on the front lines, which caused him several harmful injuries to his leg and hand.

Before the war started, he used to work as a computer teacher in a private institute, but unfortunately due to the recruiting, he lost his job for 11 years. After finishing the service, he found himself far from technological development.

Rami started to catch up with the needed skills again. At the...


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Photography Gear


Photography is the art of making memories tangible

With that quote, Paul Kevork started his story; the father of two children started his career in the photography field 33 years ago, his good reputation made him popular among photographers, so he used to work with many famous studios and also as a freelancer.

Just before the war, Paul bought the latest equipment and continued developing his work, until the start of the crisis when the majority of studios closed and he became jobless....


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Taxi


Wajdi, a 31-year-old man, is from a small village in the countryside of Hama; “Ayyo” is a simple rural village whose residents traditionally work in agriculture, and that's what Wajdi did, in addition to some construction work before he was recruited into the military.

His family's livelihood was good before the war started, they used to own a taxi that Wajdi and his father used to drive to increase the family income.

But unfortunately during the war, Wajdi's father was kidnapped in...


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Design Equipment


Anything worth achieving usually requires a lot of long-term effort and Sako always loved creativity from a very young age. He is a young man of 21 years old, lives with his parents, his father owns a lathing machine workshop and his mother is a teacher in a private school.

Sako is studying at the design institute and attending many professional training courses in the field he loves. He wanted to get some experience in the workplace, so he started applying...


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Silver Crafting


Vartan started working in silver crafting in 1970 when he was only 18 years old. He worked hard to establish a workshop and became a freelancer in 1983. Four years later, he had to sell all the equipment he purchased to travel abroad. But regrettably, when he couldn't make it there, he had to start over from scratch. He has lived alone his whole life since his parents passed away, because of all the hardships that he faced in his...


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Sewing Workshop


“Every time you start sewing, it is like a new adventure" This is how Alice described her profession.

What started as a hobby for Alice turned into a profession with a good return for the whole family.

Alice started learning how to work on machines in a sewing workshop back in 2000, with practice she developed her skills and after ten years of experience the war came along; most people lost their jobs in that period and, unfortunately, Alice was one of...


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Cold Cuts Shop


The Idea behind Angel's project started by participating in many food exhibitions with her sister, making cold cuts sandwiches, and receiving people's admiration for the amazing taste, so she decided to take a step forward and started thinking about opening her own food place due to the large number of requests.

At the beginning of the war, Angel escaped with her family to Tartous in search of safety; they had to sell their house in Aleppo. Now she lives with her...


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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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