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 Pick-up Truck


Shadi is a married man who has two beautiful daughters; Mira (12 years) and Nay (9 years), he used to work in distributing goods with many different companies throughout his long career and he is the only provider for his family. This family was living a peaceful life at their house in Al-Warshah (a neighborhood near Al-Hamidia) until the cruel war forced them to leave everything behind seeking safety, so they went to a village near Homs. When things got...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


After suffering many heart problems, Adham had to stop his work in floor tiling, this decision was not easy specially that he worked in this job since 1990. The father of two bought a mini pick-up truck (Suzuki) and started transporting goods from and to the workshops. He chose this job mainly because it was suitable for his health condition, and also because he has very good relations with many craftsmen. Unfortunately, he has not been spared from the dangers...


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Cars Repairing Workshop


Suleiman lives with his family of six; his father, his wife and 3 daughters. In 2012, the industrial area became very dangerous and he couldn't reach his workshop for car repairs that he had opened there back in 1998, when the family's journey with displacement had started.

the family fled to a village near Homs where they had to stay at their relatives' place with another 6 families for 3 months, being the sole breadwinner, Suleiman rented a workshop there but...


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Makeup Kit


Noura who studies psychological counseling is the youngest girl in her family, she lives with her parents after her three brothers traveled abroad searching for job opportunities to help their father in supporting the family during the hard economic circumstances.

Noura as well thought of a way to provide her own income, especially that her father has many health problems so she decided to use her skills in doing makeup, her mother who encouraged and believed in her talent helped her in...


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Homemade Candles


Hanaa is a married woman and a mother of three; two sons and a daughter. Her husband has been suffering for eleven years from heart disease and went through many surgeries which put huge financial burdens on the family.

In 1992, she opened a sewing supplies shop to help her husband but after the war, life became harder and the economic crisis affected small businesses so heavily. Since Hanaa was young she had many hobbies like making handmade items and candles,...


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Laser Cutting Machine


When someone believes in his thoughts, what was difficult becomes very easy; that was exactly what happened with Bernard who believed in his life-project from the very beginning and did not give in to life difficulties. He is the only provider for his family; his wife Jocelyn, his son Jamy and his brother-in-law George who has M.S(Multiple sclerosis), they are living with his brother's family of three all in the same apartment.

Bernard worked for an advertising and marketing company since 2006,...


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Mobile Phones Store


Fadi lives with his wife Yara and their son George, he used to work at his own shop since 2012, which is located in a crowded area at the intersection of two important streets.

War and its subsequent circumstances like the economic crisis and the high costs of living led him to a very difficult situation as he was unable to provide the shop with more merchandises and supplies making it half-empty, his business was affected badly and his income became insufficient for his family’s basic needs. 

Fadi needs to improve his business by supplying his shop with more goods and mobile phone accessories that will ofcourse help him to revive his only source of livelihood especially that he has a great reputation in the area.

Van


Alaa used to work in goods distribution on his van since 2008, he was living with his wife Sally a happy life at their small house in Al-Hamidia neighborhood and planning to start a lovely family.

Unfortunately, the vicious war came and changed all their plans, their neighborhood became a dangerous place so they went to his village (Om-Sharshouh) which was safe back then but they didn’t expect that war would chase them there to take everything they had.

In 2013, the...


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Mini-Market


Katia’s life turned upside down when her husband, the only provider for the family was diagnosed with brain cancer. Katia is a mother of three; two daughters and a son, this family was living peacefully at their house in Homs until 2011, the year that their life was changed forever.

This family was displaced from their home but their real suffering began when the head of the family started his battle with cancer. In 2014, the city of Homs became safe...


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Mini-Market


Kamal inherited his father’s shop which was opened 40 years ago, this shop has always been known for meeting all the needs of any family with wide variation in food commodities and cleaning products. Kamal lives with his wife, his daughter and his son and he is the sole provider for the family.

The devastating war on Syria caused a sharp increase in prices and low purchasing power, the business was affected badly and it became harder to buy new goods....


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Mini-Market


War has divided many Syrian families and Elias’s family was one of them. Elias is a married man and a father of three sons; his elder son was martyred in the war while the other son left the country seeking a better life. 

Today, Elias is living with his wife and his son Rami who chose to stay with them, Elias used to work in a small shop he opened in 2004, this shop has always been his only source of...


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Mobile Phones Store


Wissam (35 years old) who works in a mobile phones store is the sole provider for his father and mother. He started learning about this domain in 2013 when he was working in someone's else store, he worked there for 3 years and when he mastered this profession he was able to open his own store in 2016, he rented a store in a good location in a densely populated area, and indeed, this store helped him to stand on...


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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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