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 body repair workshop


When a family business unites tow generations it strengthens the relationship between a father and a son on so many levels. 44 years old Kevork and his 82 years old father Avedis not only share not only a family name and heritage but a whole career journey as they both are experts in Car body repair.

Avedis taught his sons everything he knew about cars mentored them and passed the skills and the basic knowledge hoping that they will carry on...


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Photography gear


It all began in 2014 when Moses, the father of Kaytana and Hagop, was walking back home late at night, making his way in pitch darkness and suddenly fell into am 8m deep trench. the most frightening thing was that he lost his sight and knew if he would ever be rescued, he needed to be hospitalized to save his injured eye.

Help was on the way, Moses was thankful for the nightmare to end, but he was still worried about...


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Car electric maintenance


 Elias the owner of a car mechanics workshop who has been working in this field since 1985, gaining the skills and building a good name in the industry. For two decade the now, 41 years old man, has been the sole provider for his family who all depended on him to earn their daily bread. 

Like any business this workshop was hit hard by economy, Elias thought it was best to sell it and seek another opportunity abroad, but three months...


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Sweets and Pastries


“Poverty matters when it’s related to the way of thinking, not to the financial situation…”

That’s how Garabet started his conversation…

This ambitious man did not let the hard conditions he faced stop him from following his dream and starting a lovely family, in addition, to initiating a job in Syria after years of living abroad.

Garabet lived in Lebanon for a long time, where he started his career as a sweets and pastries chef. Also, he worked for a Cinematography company, to...


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Design Equipment


It’s never easy to leave everything we have ever known for so long. However, sometimes, moving on is necessary to survive. When Fares left his home in 2014 because of the war, he left everything; their furniture, belongings and the family’s memories and fled abruptly carrying only the clothes they were wearing to settled in a friend’s home for some time.

Fares used to work in publishing and design since 2002. First, he practiced in a local printing house and as...


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Sewing machines


Choosing a career is an extremely important decision that impacts an individual’s entire future. The father of George served as a major influence on his children’s career development and career decision-making.

George used to learn and work with his father in tailoring. He learned it at a young age and gained lots of experience in it to become his main job. Starting in 1994 and until 2001.

Later on, when he gained his experience, he opened his own workshop in several locations...


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Mini pick-up truck


"I thought I secured my family's future, but unfortunately, the war took away my work and savings” Georges spoke.

It all began when Gorges took his family and fled from the war-stricken village, carrying only their clothes, leaving behind their property and their source of income.

Previously, Georges had his own house, land, and workshop, and everything was good until the war began. After being displaced in 2013, their first stop was Latakia. Georges was trying to find a job, but unfortunately, he couldn't get a job...


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Auto body repair workshop


Bedros was living a comfortable life with his wife and 3 children until the war came, took everything from him, and Turned their lives upside down like any Syrian family. His life changed when they traveled to Armenia. he wanted to stay there for only a month. But unfortunately, his relatives in Aleppo asked him not to return because his workshop was destroyed while his away and the whole city was not safe, and indeed Bedros's on month stay in...


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Sweets and Pastries at home


No matter when it happens, Losing a parent is never easy. the loss and grief could hit one's life hard and for other's like jack, it could made him face new responsibilities in life including taking care of his sisters, specially than was going through her own battle against cancer, the battle that ended tragically after long fatal struggle.

Jack, the  now 38 years old man, has always been close to his family not only supporting them in difficult times but also sharing...


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Coffee Shop


Being forced to flee your home is a life-changing event like Hanna who escaped with his family into another area to live in a rented house. Hanna said: "When we fled from our house, which was located in the Sheikh Maqsoud area, we lost all the furniture and all our house belongings, in addition to the damage to the house structure as a result of the shelling”.

The 31-year-old young man got in charge of his family earlier, took care of...


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Car body repair workshop


Nerses’s journey of agony and turmoil started in 2011 when he and his family, fled their homes and lives in Al-Raqqa, carrying only the clothes they were wearing. The city of Latakia became their refuge, it was safer than their hometown which had been bombed and targeted with every kind of bombshells. Due to those bombshells Nerses heard the devastating news, his house and workshop in Al-Raqqa were demolished completely leaving no hope for nerses to go back to his...


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Pressor for grommets and cloth accessories


What makes Nabil’s story unique is his innovation, resourcefulness, eco-friendly approach to what may seem a normal and typical process. 

Nabil has been producing cloth’s, bags and shoes related metal accessories for so long now, that he mastered the profession and if it wasn’t for the war, his business was expanding quickly, but good things wouldn’t last in the shadows of the crucial war. In a blink of an eye Nabil’s workshop was confiscated and his tools were stolen and Nabil...


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Mini-Market


Mary and her husband found themselves alone following the marriage of their children. In 2006, Mary became the only provider for her husband after he had a serious health condition, which prevented him from working and providing for his family. She opened a mini-market to secure some decent income, and the shop became well known in the neighborhood for the wide variation of food commodities and products.

Unfortunately, during the last year, the sharp increase in prices and the spread of COVID-19 affected her business negatively, and supplying the shop with more goods became much harder. 

Getting the needed support helped Mary to save her family’s only source of livelihood and took her out of the risk of having to shut down her dearly shop. 

Cleaning & Wrapping Materials Shop


In the fifties of her age, Nahla had to build a whole new life from scratch after she split up with her husband in 2018. She lives with her sister Taghreed (63 years old) and her nephew Mahran, who moved to live with them after his parents’ death. 

Nahla works as a teacher, but during the economic crisis, her salary became insufficient and she barely managed to cover her daily needs, so she started to search for an additional source of...


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Taxi


The war left Anwar with a very bad memory of being kidnapped for a full month by an armed group, this incident was the reason that encouraged him to leave his house and take his family to a safer area where they stayed for three years. Anwar is a retired employee, and he is the only provider for his wife and three children; two girls and a boy. 

Anwar had also worked as a taxi driver for someone since 2000, in...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Samer is a Concrete worker, he is a married man and a father of two; a boy (Rami 17 years old) and a girl (Selena 13 years old). He has been working in this tiring profession since 1995, and it affected his health a lot; he suffered from a disc condition and the doctors told him to stop working, but that was impossible being the only provider for his family. 

Samer kept thinking of another source of livelihood and he found...


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Mini-Market


Rateb is his mother’s only family after the death of his father at a young age, he works in his mini-market in addition to being an employee with very simple salary. During the war, the family’s house in Al-Hamidia was severely damaged and they were displaced to Al-Arman neighborhood where they stayed in a rented apartment. When the economic crisis started, the income became barely enough to cover their basic needs and the rent cost, which made Rateb think of...


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Mini-Market


At a young age, Ibrahim found himself the only responsible for his mother and sister when his father passed away after a long, painful battle with cancer at the beginning of 2021. Ibrahim and his mother spent all of the family’s savings on the treatment costs and were left with nothing after losing the head of their family. 

As a young man, he didn’t have any source of livelihood so he borrowed some money from his uncle and opened a small...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Asaad has been working as a van driver since 2007, he is a married man and a father of three beautiful girls; Maryam 14 years old, Rita 12 years old and Selena 10 years old. This family was living in a rented apartment but the rent costs started to get a real burden on Asaad’s shoulders, in the beginning of 2011, he got a chance to buy a small house, but due to his limited financial resources, he had no...


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Taxi


Shadi used to work as a driver for eight years. He is the only provider for his wife Mariette and their four-year-old son Fadi. When the war started in Homs, Shadi’s family was displaced from their home to a village near Homs called “Mashta Al-Helou” where he worked on someone else’s car by splitting the profits with him, the income he got was insufficient to even cover his family’s basic needs, which made him think of a way to enhance...


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Cotton Clothes Shop


Mousa was a goldsmith, he lost everything he had when the war started, as a result of his deep sorrow he got Diabetes which forced the doctors to amputate his leg, all that had a huge impact on his life, but he didn’t give up for the sake of his wife and their only daughter Renee (17 years old). 

In 2018, Mousa opened a cotton clothes shop and started from scratch, this shop allowed him to secure a sufficient income for...


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Dental Laboratory


Despite all the losses he experienced, Ramez didn’t give up and kept trying to support his family during and after the war. He graduated from the faculty of prosthodontic in 1983, and opened his own laboratory, since then he has worked very hard to ensure a dignified life for his family of four. In 2013, the cruel war forced Ramez and his family to leave their life behind and move to Al-Hamidia, he managed to start a new laboratory with...


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Sewing Equipment


The war forced Angela, who is a well-known seamstress to use her mother’s old sewing machine after losing her workshop during the war. She lives with her husband Issam, who works as a simple employee and her only son Elie who is still a high school student. 

In 2014, living conditions started to get harder, which forced Angela to think of a way to provide an additional source for livelihood and help her husband, because working on her mother’s machine was...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Elie works as a floor tiler since 1986, he lives with his wife Jackeline who is a teacher, and their three children; two girls and a boy. 

One day, Elie was driving home during the war times when suddenly, an armed group stopped him and took his car by force. This incident had a huge impact on him and made him think of leaving the city of Homs for a while until it became a safer place. On the next day,...


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Photographer equipment


Siham Alsheikh, a 22-year-old woman, had a very difficult childhood as her parents were separated at the age of 12, so she, her mom, and little brother had to leave their house and move to live in a small room in Bab Touma in very difficult circumstances. They had to face the horrors of war by themselves with no one to turn into. From such a young age the twelve-year-old skipped being a child prematurely and found herself battling against...


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Hairdressing Salon


Every day, strong-will people impress us in life, as they continue fighting their difficulties no matter how hard they are especially in Syria where all the circumstances joined together to weaken the people’s will.

One of those people is Wafaa Alhelo, a 40-year- old woman, married with two children.

Since she got married, Wafaa worked in many fields in order to support her husband. She worked in wax coloring and embroidery, then in 2008 her husband became very sick and they had...


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Zircon installation workshop


At the age of 43, Elias Edsi works in the field of jewelry making. He's been in this field of work for over 20 years, devoting his life to his work and to taking care of his elderly parents.

In an old traditional Arabic house in Bab Toma, the three of them live and in a workshop, in Alqassa street he works as an employee setting zircon stones on jewelry all day long.

During the Syrian crisis, Elias’ career was affected badly,...


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Mini market


It was a magical power that enabled Syrians to pass the past ten years of the crises, many people were affected on the personal side and a few could survive, and that made our beneficiary Nazha Alqutami, one of the survivals.

Nazha is 53 years old, divorced, and has two daughters and a son. She suffered a lot within the crises in Syria, her brother was kidnapped and his whereabouts are still unknown. At the age of 18, her daughter Maria...


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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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