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

Hairdresser


Without hard work, there is no success in life.

Finding and getting a job can be a challenging process. It is something very important to everyone and, unfortunately, most young men do not have jobs these days.

After spending several years exploring the job market; Youssef worked in several fields (cleaning dishes in a restaurant, sanitary installations, a sewing workshop, etc...) trying to find his career path.

the 21 years old, lives with his parents and his sister, with modest means of life...


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Chairs' decorative covers & washing machine


Being old does not mean being unwilling to work, the 76-year-old Anissa does not know the meaning of giving up, laziness, and sitting at home without work, she does all her hard work by herself and supervises people who work with her personally and follows up on the smallest details continuously.

Anisa has been working in the field of wedding decorations for more than 22 years, today she is considered the best and almost the only one in the city. She...


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Nail care kit


Having a supportive partner can truly change your life.

The ambitious young Suzi, 34 years old, is a mother of a little girl called Elsa, she works hard to support her husband to buy a house.

Her husband works in selling and maintaining watches in his rented shop, it was no longer sufficient to secure his family's expenses, so he decided to work as an accountant to increase his earnings.
Before marriage, Suzi worked as a teacher in a kindergarten and after it...


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Car Mechanics


“Fathers are pivotal in children's lives. My father has always supported me in chasing my dreams and pursuing what interests me. He has always taught me to be independent and brave.” Jean said.

Jean,40 years old, the father of Antoni, works as a car mechanic in his father’s workshop, he gained from his father all the experience needed and has been working on cars for 22 years now.

During the war, the shells were fallen and their workshop was destroyed. He traveled...


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Taxi


It all started when Youssef was wounded in a part of his lungs in the army; he was taken to the hospital and placed in a mortuary while he was in a coma for several hours after it was believed that he was dead.

luckily his friend who took him to the hospital assured the doctors that he was still alive when he rescued him, and he wanted them to make sure after placing him with the dead. He was able...


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Blacksmith tools and Rehabilitation


George is 51 years old, lives with his family and his mother, he used to work as a blacksmith for a long time in his own workshop with his father who taught him this skill until he passed away and they had to sell the workshop. shortly after that he got a chronic pain in his back and he no longer could work after suffering from spinal disc.

In 1992, he worked as a car parts seller for 19 years, but...


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Bakery


Many soldiers have returned from service with injuries, missing limbs, and mental trauma after fighting in the war. Riad, 41 years old, was one of them. 

After his treatment ended, he hoped that life will soon return to normal. Over time, he challenged himself to go back to work; as a result of a shell, the upper part of his body was injured, in addition to some damage to his stomach, he underwent many operations without being discharged from service until...


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Clinical equipment


Dr. Hazem, 50 years old, has been working as a general internist for more than 22 years in Aleppo city.

He is well known for his kindness, high morals, and his passion for humanitarian work, in addition, he is a loving father to three children.

During the war, many Christian families relied on him for their treatment costs, as he was fully dedicated to helping all the people in need, especially the elderly whose children traveled and left them alone, he didn’t...


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Clothes printing workshop


Elias 31 years old, lives with his wife and two sons in a small house, which his family bought long before the war, during the war he married and settled there. Unfortunately, since the house is on the sixth floor it was exposed to several mortar shells and explosive fragments and was partially damaged.

Elias works in the field of clothes prints; he learned this profession in 2010 and he worked in several workshops. But the bad economic situations that he...


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Wooden frames manufacturing


Aboud is a talented man who works in manufacturing wooden frames and lives with his wife and their three young children. Two of them study engineering, and the third is still in school.

After 4 years of training and learning the art of manufacturing wooden frames in addition to his work, Aboud and his brothers opened their workshop in 2010 to work in it after their work.

This workshop is currently a source of income for three families, especially after Aboud decided...


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Taxi


George, 29 years old lives with his parents in a rented house because the family lost their home in Sheikh Maqsoud area after it was controlled by the armed groups during the war.

George didn't complete his studies and left school at a young age to work in workshops and help with the family’s income in addition to his mother’s work, but during the war he was called for the military service, and during that service he was shot in the leg...


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Taxi


"10 years away from home, everything has changed, and I don't know what to do anymore, all I need is a fresh start”,

Michael, 28 years old, married with two children and like many young men, he suffers a lot from the lack of job opportunities especially after being away for many years during the military service.

Michael did not complete his studies because he had to work at an early age to support his family; he worked in a pharmaceutical supplies...


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Flower Shop


Elie lives with his two brothers and sister in the family's house after the unfortunate death of their parents. 

He is a florist from Homs city and has a long history with this artistic profession; his start was back in 1998 when he worked at flower shops until he mastered this job and began to get offers, which allowed him to build good relations and to become a well-known name in this field. 

Working with other shops secured him a decent income...


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Mobile Phones Maintenance


After finishing high school, George studied for a year at the institute of industries but couldn't continue his studies and searched for work. He tried working in many fields until in 2008, he found a job in mobile phone maintenance and focused on that career as a source of livelihood.

In 2010, George joined the military service, which, unfortunately, lasted for eight years because of the cruel war; during the service, he had the chance to attend a specialized course in...


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Nail Care Kit


Yara is her parents' first child, who decided to help her father by working and covering her expenses; she lives with her family of six; her parents, and three siblings in Fairouza village.

The ambitious young lady has many talents! In 2012, Yara joined the ladies' football team in Fairouza and she was able to make many achievements. She didn’t stop at this point and in 2020, Yara started forging her own career path, when she learned about nail care at a...


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Car Repairing Workshop


After working for many years in car repairing, Hanna was still unable to start his own workshop. He is his parents' only son and provider, they live together in the family's house in Fairouza village, where he decided to settle down and take care of them. 

Hanna left school and started working at a young age; he worked in farming until 2013, then he had the chance to travel to Libya and learn about car repairing, and as it was known,...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Before the war, Nazih used to have a mini-winch and this was his way to ensure his wife and their two children a decent life. 

Changing his profession was a real challenge, but it wasn't an option for him after he lost the main machines of his work when the two mini-winches he had were stolen from a construction site in Sadad village, and in order to provide for his family, being the sole breadwinner, in 2014, Nazih learned floor-tiling from...


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Mini-Cultivator-Agricultural Project


Shamso used to work in Lebanon as a wall painter, but due to the lack of opportunities there, then the unfortunate death of his father, he went back home to take care of the family's land of grapevines and olive trees.

He is a married man and a father of three sons, he lives with his family and his mother where he is the sole provider. Shamso's story is all about striving and hard work; in 2017, he sold a part...


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Spray Painting Equipment


Hassan and Wissal got married in 1996, they are parents of George (16 years old). Hassan is a wall painter, he learned about this profession a long time ago and loved it as there's a sense of art in it. As time passed, he acquired the needed skills through working with many well-known craftsmen until he became able to work independently and he gained another experience throughout the years and began working in the field of decoration too. 

Everything was going...


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Plumbing Equipment


The vicious war unexpectedly changed people's lives and the main challenge was how to cope with the changes and survive the severe economic crisis. 

Satea used to work as a supervisor in an oil factory and quit this job to run his own business that he thought it would ensure him a better income. 

However, when the war began in Homs, Satea took his wife and their three children and fled to Zaidal village where he opened a clothes shop. In 2012,...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Diab lives with his wife and their two sons in a rented apartment, he is the sole provider and floor tiling is the only source of livelihood for the family. 

His career started back in 2000, but not having the needed equipment forced him to borrow or work with other tilers, which of course limited his opportunities and negatively affected his income despite the great experience he possess in his profession. 

However, after the war, the economic conditions have become very hard,...


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Mini-Cultivator-Agricultural Project


George is a farmer who has always aspired to improve the production of his grapevine land and worked very hard to achieve that goal. He is the sole provider for his wife and their two baby girls and the small family lives in their home village Maskanah.

George worked in his father's land since he was young, which is equipped with a good water supply through a well and a drip irrigation system that waters all the vines across the land.

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Floor Tiling Equipment


Majed lives with his wife and their 14-year-old daughter and he is their sole provider. He is a floor tiler since 1985 and has worked between Lebanese and Syrian cities with great experience in this profession.

Thankfully, the small family wasn't exposed to the horrors of the cruel war, but just like all the Syrian families, the economic crisis heavily affected their living and as a result, Majed was no longer able to cover their daily needs nonetheless to start renewing his equipment, which was worn out and affected the productivity.

Majed applied for new equipment in order to improve his work conditions and income and ensure a dignified life for his family during the hard situation of the country. 

Ceiling Décor


Hani's equipment became very old and worn out that it started affecting his work productivity, while unfortunately, buying new equipment was not a possible option for him during the severe economic crisis in the country. 

Hani lives with his wife Rita and their daughters Sandy and Nancy and they are both university students.

The financial burdens of life were growing every day and the hardworking man didn’t have the chance to improve his work. 

Supporting him with the equipment he needs will allow him to get a decent income, especially after having the electric generator, which will secure the sustainability of business.

Taxi


Wissam Wakim is married to Rasha Mousa, together they have a cute little kid called Marcus.

Wissam has worked as a goldsmith since 1996, but after the beginning of the war in Syria this profession became unprofitable so he traveled to Lebanon in 2011 and started to work as a private driver for a Lebanese family. 

Unfortunately, after about four years, the family traveled abroad and Wissam became jobless, so he returned to Syria where he got employed as a driver between...


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Foodstuff Kiosk


Whenever you go to Al-Dwalaa neighborhood, you see Mousa Barhoum smiling, full of determination, standing beside a small kiosk next to the sidewalk from early morning hours until late evening, selling goods, on one leg after losing the other due to a health problem.

Mousa was working as a maintenance and procurement worker in Al-Mashrabiya restaurant in Bab Touma, his income was good enough to meet his family's expenses and his daughters’ education. But In 2015, Mousa suffered from vascular ischemia...


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Pickup Truck


Fady Yazjy, 47 years, is married and has two kids; George born in 2006, and Mary-belle born in 2011.

Fady and his family used to live in Alkabbas area in Damascus, but during the crisis, the area was surrounded by armed groups and hit daily by dozens of mortar shells which caused huge damage to the family's house, so they had to flee to another area without being able to take any of their belongings or furniture out of the house. 

Unfortunately,...


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Shoemaking Workshop


Not everyone has the opportunity to determine their own lifestyle, some are forced since birth to deal with a hardship and spend a lifetime just trying to overcome it, such as Naji Gerious; who was born with a benign Tumor on the face, ever since that day his struggling journey began to live and look normal like any other person.

After graduating from the computer institute, Naji learned the shoemaking profession and for seven years he worked as a cobbler in...


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Mini Market


"The hardest moment in life is when your daughters ask for a simple thing, but you are unable to afford it." with these painful words, Salimeh told her story.

Salimeh Al-Mailaa, 35 years old, got married at a young age escaping her difficult childhood to face a harder reality of being responsible for a house and two little daughters. However, she accepted the situation and started working to help her husband in securing the living expenses. Despite her weak body structure,...


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Accessories Shop


George Al-Naqiri had a good job and a decent life, provided his children with all their requirements, but the wheel of life turned on him and he lost his house and factory of detergents manufacture, thus, his financial situation deteriorated rapidly. 

However, these losses did not weaken his determination, so he gathered his savings, borrowed some money from his relatives, and rented a small shop for accessories.

Unfortunately, the situation became dangerous with the outbreak of war in 2011, which reflected negatively...


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Blacksmithing Workshop


The life journey of each person is unique in itself, unlike any other, it is impossible to imagine how some people can wake up every day and go on with their normal lives, go to work and laugh while they have great sorrow within their souls.

Since his childhood, Alaa took the responsibility of looking after his parents; he had to quit his study and learn the blacksmithing profession. In 1994, Alaa and his brother started working in a blacksmithing workshop,...


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Coffee and Nuts Shop


Samir Shalash used to have a private restaurant in the Al-Tal area in the countryside of Damascus, and his work took all of his time; it was a profitable business, as it was very popular in the area, and people came from many regions.

He never imagined he would lose everything so suddenly; after the outbreak of the war in Syria in 2011,  Al-Tal area turned into a center of battles and violence, which led to massive destruction of buildings, and...


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Undergarments Shop


Life is tough, but so are we... we were given this life because we are strong enough to live it.

Rita is 46 years old, married to Saher Wakim, with a son (Eyad) who studies civil engineering and a daughter (Maya) who studies commerce and economics.

The family lived in Al-Qusayr in the countryside of Homs where they had their own house and a three-floors clothing store full of merchandise. Their business was very prosperous which enabled them to have a good...


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Plastic Supplies Shop


It has been 9 years now, but I still remember the day we fled our hometown, Yabroud, in the countryside of Damascus; I used to live there along with my wife and my two daughters Maria and Carol.

My daughter Carol was born with a mental disability and needed a lot of care and attention so I had to stay close and I transformed a room of our house into a small shop where I started to sell drinks. My income...


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Kitchen Supplies Store


Despite how lonely you feel facing your struggles, you have to wake up every morning with a smile on your face and new hope in your heart because many are counting on you.

In his twenties, and at the time he was supposed to be starting his life Journey, Jean had to go through many hardships. He was working at his store for kitchen supplies when the war began in Syria, he became unable to improve his project because his goods...


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Taxi


"Nine bitter years were taken from my life for no good reason, I did not want anything to do with this brutal war, my brothers and I went to serve in the army while my elderly parents stayed alone in the village praying day and night for our survival."

Gabi's service was in the most ferocious locations, but the great mercy of God made the in-charge officer, assign him as a driver since he had previously worked in driving which kept...


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