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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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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Hair Salon


With very special skills in hairstyling, Tarek opened his first salon in 2010, this profession was more than just a source of livelihood for him and it became his passion in life. He is the only provider for his wife Marina, his two-year-old daughter Maritta, in addition to his elderly parents.

His story with the war isn’t much different from most Syrians, he still can't forget the sound of bullets from when he was trapped in his salon for days during...


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Barbershop


Adib is a barber, he inherited his father profession as a barber and he quickly loved it, until he became very skilled in this profession. He is a single man and the only responsible for his old parents. When his father started to get older, he became unable to work anymore, and Adib became responsible for the shop in 2000, and he has been using his father’s equipment since then. 

His family, like many Syrians had their share from the war...


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Barbershop


Samer is a single man who lives with his parents and his two brothers. He started working in a barbershop a long time ago and mastered this profession, he opened his own salon in 2018, and gained a good reputation within a short period of time among the other barbers in the area. His start was very simple and he wasn’t able to well-equip his salon due to his limited financial resources; as he has diabetes and the medicines take...


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Mini-Market


Life became much harder during the economic crisis and many families started looking for another source of livelihood just to secure their basic needs. Majdouline who chose to work and support her husband is a mother of three boys. Lately, life burdens started to get heavier on her husband who works as a driver with a simple salary and he barely manages to cover their house rent. 

With modest capabilities, she encouraged her husband and they opened together a mini-market, but unfortunately, this mini-market lacked a lot of the essential commodities due to their limited financial resources. Supporting this family’s project will surely improve their situation and help them to settle down and ensure better livelihood for their children. 

Cotton Clothes Shop


Helping her husband in providing for their two sons was all what Samar thought about when she opened a cotton clothes shop back in 2014. Her shop was in a good location and she has always been known for the quality of the clothes she sells. In 2020, she had to close her shop due to the spread of CoronaVirus in Syria, the lockdown lasted for two months and it was followed by a sharp increase in the prices, all that weakened her business, and buying new goods became nearly impossible. 

Supporting her project with more merchandises will increase her sales rate then and help her to improve the income during the economic crisis. 

Stationery Store


Mouna lives by herself after her parents passed away, she is a single woman and she works in a stationery store that she opened with her relative Mourhaf in 2008, who is the only provider for his family of four, he works as an employee with a modest salary in addition to his work with Mouna in their store which is located in a populated area and surrounded by many schools, all these factors helped them in the beginning to...


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Mini-Market


Her age was never an obstacle and despite all the hardships she faced, Sumaa did everything she could to help her family. She was living a peaceful life with her husband Mousa and her son Ziad in their house until her husband started to have heart problems, his health deteriorated rapidly and later he needed many surgeries. Unfortunately, Sumaa and Ziad couldn’t afford the high costs of hospitals, and they were forced to sell the family’s house and live in...


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Locksmithing Equipment


In 2011, Antoine lost his house and his only source of livelihood after he was forced to flee with his family leaving their whole life behind. Antoine is a locksmith, he opened his own workshop in 1993, and he has always known for his great skill around the city. After the war, he had no other choice but to work additionally as a driver just to cover his family’s needs. Seeing his two sons leave was harder than losing his...


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Alternative Energy Devices Shop


Haytham opened his own electronics shop back in 2001, he lives with his wife Samar and their five-year-old son Remon and he is their sole provider and support. When the war started, the family were displaced from their home at Al-Hamidia neighborhood, they fled to a village near Tartous where Haytham opened a small electronics shop to take care of their everyday needs. In 2018, this family went back to their old life and Haytham reopened his former shop, he...


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Women's Clothes Shop


After her husband’s death at a young age, Nisreen sacrificed a lot to make up for this big loss to her only son Roy and to provide a dignified life for him. She used to work as an employee for a local magazine until the war came and forced her to flee with her son to a village near Tartus city. During displacement, a relative helped her to work in the field of selling clothes and she gained good experience...


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Mini-Market


Amin and Hadi are partners, they opened a grocery shop together after losing their jobs when COVID-19 started to spread in Syria and affected all the economic activities. Amin lives with his wife and their three children and he is the only provider for the family. He worked in many professions to be able to take care of his family since 1993, until he had to stop working in 2019. He decided to start a simple business with his brother-in-law...


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Artistic Carpentry Workshop


Ibrahim is a single man who lives with his mother, his sister and his brother. His start in the field of artistic carpentry was from his house with very simple tools. In 2008, his business improved so he rented a shop to show the wooden handicrafts he was creating and he participated in many exhibitions around Syria and became very popular for the beautiful pieces he made. The business was going very well until 2011, when the devastating war came...


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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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