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.

However,...


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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.

Photography Equipment


Given the reality we're living in, one has to work day and night just so he can manage to secure the simplest life expenses, especially if he is the sole breadwinner of the family and has young children like the case of Sarkis Al Haddad (42 years old), husband and father for Serjios, Pamela and Paula.

Before 2011, Sarkis worked as a restaurant manager in Jaramana, he was happily planning for his wedding, renovating his house, and having his furniture custom-made....


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Mini Market


"It takes a lot of courage to push through hard times, a lot of love to care for others, and a lot of faith to go on in Life", those words are a good description of Elias Najjar as a person. 

Elias grew up in a modest house, between loving parents. After attaining his baccalaureate, he didn’t have the chance to continue his studies because he had to work and support his parents and siblings with basic living needs. Although their...


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Blacksmithing Workshop


Despite all the ugliness in the world, one can still be inspired by how much love and care the human relationships hide, that’s the moral message we took from Ibrahim and Bashar’s partnership.

Ibrahim Alkhouli was born in 1967 in Al Zabadani town. When he was only 14, he started to work as a blacksmith then when he got older he opened his own workshop, where he shared work with his childhood friend Bashar, even after Bashar got married, he kept...


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Mini market


Nothing can describe the experience of having a disabled child, surviving a deadly war, living in a deteriorating economic situation while being responsible for your family. 

This is the case of Hani Fares, 57 years, married with two sons (Jean 1999, Dani 2001) and a daughter (Rama 2002), Dani suffers from cerebral palsy and requires a lot of love and extra care.

Before the crisis, Hani worked as a warehouse guard at Al Abbaseein Mall and his salary was enough to afford...


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Mini Market


"When you have faith in God, you don’t have to worry too much about your daily bread, you just do what you can and let him manage your life” Those were the wise words of Khaled Al-Hreira.

Khaled is 58 years old, married with three sons (Oday born in1998, Qusay and Loay born in 1999).

He is a mechanical engineer and for the last 30 years, he has been working as an employee at the Drinking-Water Corporation in Damascus. During the years...


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Sewing Workshop


Samira Ayoub, 54 years old, is a single woman living with her sister in a very small and old house in Aldwalaa area in Damascus. Her sister Nawal suffers from some health issues and has no one else to look after her but her loving sister.

Samira worked as a seamstress in sewing factories since 1984, through the years she became highly experienced in the sewing process with all its details, she even made time for fixing clothes at her house...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Jamil Demmar is an efficient, hard-working man who spent the past thirty years of his life working as an employee in a goldsmithing workshop. Despite his great experience and professionality of work, he could not save enough money to get his own workshop because of the high costs. 

Jamil lives with his elderly parents and two brothers in a modest house in Bab Touma, the three siblings all work just to afford the house needs and the medical expenses for their...


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Microbus


From behind his old steering wheel and for over 9 years, Aara was fighting all the difficulties of life. The 55-year-old man has experienced many hardships and yet, still has a warm smile and strong will.

Aara Koiskian is married with two children Arda and Kevork. They lived in Al-Dekhanieh area in the countryside of Damascus, but after the beginning of the crisis in Syria their house was destroyed completely and they had to move out. In 2013, a shell exploded...


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Spices and House Supplies


Although Abdullah Ajam is entering his seventies, he still has the strength of a young man ready to defy all life difficulties. He is originally from Aleppo but moved with his family to Jaramana, Damascus 20 years ago. Before the war in Syria, he worked at a goldsmith workshop but his profession deteriorated with the first months of the crisis. Abdullah stayed unemployed for about a year, but he was not willing to stay at home and wait for support...


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Hair Dressing


Being a mother of three little girls without a partner or a supporter within the most difficult circumstances is beyond stamina, yet Shadia had always gathered her strength to keep fighting and overcome obstacles for the sake of her daughters who were looking up to her knowing that she will always be there for them.

Shadia Sawaya is 46 years old, with three adorable girls: Sandi (2001), Sidra(2007), and sally(2012). Her husband passed away 8 years ago by a gunshot during...


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Mini Market


Spending your life as an employee thinking that you will have a secure future and spend the rest of your days enjoying your time with your family, was the dream of Marwan AL Yousef who retired after 25 years of working at the Rubber Company, but sadly he found himself facing an overwhelming war that changed everything to the worse.

The 57-year-old man is married and has three lovely children; Rita, Maria, and Joseph. His main concern was always to offer them...


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Mobile Phones Maintenance


In 2011, after turning seventeen, and instead of starting the journey of establishing his future life, Majd Aldhaim found himself facing a devastating war and terrible living conditions.

Majd was born in 1994, he lived along with his family in their old house in Al Dwalaa area. He had to drop out of university because he was called for military service where he faced many dangers and survived several accidents, those tough days affected his health situation and he started to...


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