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


Salem opened his mini-market in 1994, and ever since it has been the only source of livelihood for his three sons; one of his them, Amjad, started working immediately when he grew up just to help his parents in providing for their family. His other two brothers have "Quadriplegic Cerebral palsy" and they are both completely paralyzed since birth. 

Lately, Salem’s mini-market started to lack most of the essentials and necessary commodities as he became unable to buy new goods during the economic crisis, the sales rate dropped and his income became insufficient to cover his sons’ daily medicine, in addition to the increasing needs of the family. Supporting his life project changed the livelihood of this family for the better.

Perfume shop


Working as an employee with a very low salary forced Bassam (the only provider for his family) to find another source of livelihood which would allow him to take care of their basic needs. The married man and the father of three, had a health condition since he was young which prevented him from walking and moving his legs. In 1993, he decided to open a perfume shop, this job didn’t require any physical effort and it was suitable for...


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Floor Grinding and Tiling


George has been working in floor tiling, grinding and polishing since 1985, and he has a very wide experience in this field, he lives with his family of four and his mother-in-law in a rented apartment and he is the only responsible for them in addition to his mother. During the brutal war, his family fled to (Mashta Al-Helou) after losing their house and stayed there until the city of Homs became safe, that's when they decided to return home...


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Cooking Equipment


Wissam is a married woman and a mother of two, when the economic crisis began, the heavy burdens of life increased on her husband who works in bread distribution, he barely managed to provide for his family’s everyday needs. Wissam couldn’t just wait and watch, she decided to work and help her family, as a housewife the best thing she could do was utilizing her skills in cooking to support her husband and she found a job in a church...


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Photographing Equipment


Hisham is the only provider for his family of four and his mother, he worked in the field of photographing and videography for twenty years with many photographers by using a rented camera when he had an offer chance. In the last few years, inflation affected all the aspects of life, and renting a camera became impractical as its costs started to get higher rapidly, Hisham lost hope of working again, his only passion in life, he had no other choice but to work as an employee with a very low salary just to provide for his family’s essential needs. 

Having his own camera revived the hope in his heart by doing what he really loves. Now he will be able to guarantee the independence he is looking for and at the same time, his living situation will improve.

Photographing Equipment


“Things don’t always go according to planned.” That was exactly what happened with Malaz who works as a photographer since 2007. Over the years Malaz worked very hard to prepare a well-equipped studio and he became very popular in the area for his great experience in this field. As a single man, he used to save money in an effort to keep up with modern technologies and update his old equipment. 

Unfortunately, in 2020, a sudden medical condition forced Malaz to...


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Plumbing Equipment


Maher has been working in plumbing since 1980, he gained a wide experience throughout his long career by working in many countries and he was always known for the quality of his work. He is a married man and the sole breadwinner for his family of four, in addition to his old sister and his disabled brother who got injured during the war and lost the ability to move his legs. 

Lately, Maher’s business was hindered by the frequent blackouts which...


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Coffee Shop


During the current hard circumstances of living, Juliette did her best to help her husband who works as an employee with a very low salary to provide for their three children. In 2018, she opened a second-hand clothes shop and things went well for two years until COVID-19 started to spread and affected all the economic activities, Juliette became unable to buy more goods at that time and she had to close the shop. 

Giving up had no place in her...


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Clothes, Cosmetics and Accessories Shop


Mohannad worked in selling clothes and women’s accessories during his military service which lasted for ten years in the city of Damascus. After finishing his service, he had to leave everything behind and return home; being the sole provider for his parents, but he was very excited about getting back and seeing his family again. Unfortunately, he found his father in a serious health condition as he was diagnosed with cancer and went through many surgeries. 

The treatment costs were a...


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Pharma Bank - Medical Supplies Warehouse


Despite their young age, the two friends; Nagham and Bassel had the courage after graduation to start their dream project together. In 2019, they established “Pharma Bank” which is a warehouse for medical supplies, they hired four university students to help them in their new business, their main objectives were to support young people and secure them with job opportunities and also to help provide a dignified life for more than one family. 

In a less than one year, Pharma Bank...


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Wall Painting Equipment


“Although we didn’t have a house before the war, we lost everything and started from scratch!”

Imad was living a simple life with his wife and their three sons in a rented apartment in Al-Hamidia until the cruel war started in 2011 and forced them to leave. Their displacement journey lasted four years; they spent the first two years in a small village called (Fairouza), and the rest in the city of Homs in Al-Arman neighborhood. During that time, Imad didn’t...


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Mini-Market


The hard economic circumstances forced Jack, the sole support for his family, to find additional sources of livelihood. He is a single man who lives with his old parents, he started working as a nurse in 2014 with a modest salary which was not even enough to cover his family’s needs, so he had to think of a way to enhance his living situation. He took advantage of living near a school and used a small room from their house...


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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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