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

347

Homs

106

Damascus

Barber Shop


George, 34 years old, was forced to leave his studies at a young age in order to work and become the main breadwinner for his family due to the difficult living conditions that the family suffered from after the death of his father.

He tried to work many jobs to provide an income until he found his passion in barbering and learned it at a barber shop near home, after a while he was able to become a professional and rent...


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Car suspension maintenance


Married life comes with a lot of responsibility and the 33-year-old young Armen has become the one in charge of his wife and his parents, who also live with them.

After serving 9 years in the army, Armin continues his major career in car suspension maintenance.

He could no longer live with his parents, so he had to move into his parents-in-law's house for a while until he found a suitable job so that he could take a rented house. 

Despite all the...


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Dental Clinic


Rafi is a 50 years old dentist, who lives alone in a rented house after losing everything as a result of the war; his home, clinic, family, and friends, in addition to all the money that he collected throughout his career on a trip to find better opportunities. 

As is the case with any other dentist, Rafi started his career with high enthusiasm in 2000 and he built a good reputation, then he bought his own clinic in 2005 where he...


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Espresso Machine


Elias Ebrahim is a 42 years old single man, who lived for a big part of his life in the village where he was born, he worked in agriculture, but he had to run away from his village with his family and move to Aleppo city after losing all his income sources.

This humble man took care of his parents, but unfortunately, he lost them one after the other due to their fights with cancer.

The conditions became harder, while he had...


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Plumbing Kit


Vrege followed his passion since he was just a kid, he learned how to fix the small plumbing malfunctions in his house, he loved the career and when he grew up, he took plumbing as a main career and became a master in it.

In 2001, he settled in Aleppo city in his family house after he left his Small Village (Al-Yaacoubiye) to work in Aleppo and start a new life in the city, bought new equipment, and rented a small...


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Car electricity maintenance


Zohrab, 35 years old, is an auto electrician, also known as a car electrician, who knows how to install and maintain the wiring and electrical systems in a variety of vehicles.

During the war, the workshop in which he worked was destroyed, so he started working in his father's workshop which was hit by shells during the war, then moved to his friend's shop in 2017.

Zohrab, an auto mechanic workshop owner who has been in this field since 2000, gaining skills...


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Carpentry Workshop


Life wasn’t kind to Krikor, this 26 young man, who suffered for about ten years facing the armed groups in different regions in Syria, which left scars on his body and soul. When a random shell crossed his back and caused him a harmful injury that still accompanies him to the moment.

Such as most guys his age, Krikor had to leave his career, his beloved family, and the girl he loves to serve in the military. And when he finished...


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Musical Instrument


Music is a part of everyone's life.

“Growing up with a musical background, it was in my genes that I would be a musician. Playing music helped me become the person I am by being a release for my anger, and helped me make new friends.” This is how Riad described his relationship with music.

Riad’s family is filled with musicians and singers; he played while his brother sang with him before the war, making events together in addition to having their...


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Pastry Shop


Issues such as theft, crime, and immigration impact many people in their daily lives and push them to make life-changing decisions. When the armed groups kidnapped Jack's father, he paid the ransom and decided to flee to Latakia as it was safer at the time.

Jack followed in his father’s footsteps and worked in pastries and pies when they fled to latakia back in 2012, then after returning to Aleppo, they took his grandpa’s shop and worked together.

Due to the difficult...


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Espresso Machine


“After your bereavement leave is over, you still feel incapable to go back to work while you're still dealing with your father's death,” Gabi said.

The reason for his death was the impact of the carpentry career on his health, so Gabi decided to leave this profession.

Gabi,45 years old, is trying to find another job. He opened a sewing workshop and worked for more than twenty years. By that time, they had to sell the workshop after the death of his...


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Taxi


Tony, a father of 3 children had to leave his house in Al-Sheik Maksoud when the fighting reached the area in 2013, leaving behind a life full of memories, settling down with his father and brother hoping to return home one day.

When he was young, Tony worked as a private driver between Syria and Lebanon for more than 15 years, in 2010 when he returned to Aleppo, he had to sell all the jewelry he had and he took a...


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Taxi


It has been more than 9 years since Esper lost his private taxi. It was his main source of livelihood, and because the shells fell near his house, he had to sell it at a low price to live with the money due to the high cost of living and renting a new house after leaving his own due to the war.

The entire house was stolen, and he no longer owns anything but a mini pick-up truck, which has recently...


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Mobile Phone Accessories Shop


Being the eldest son, Faek became the only responsible for the family after the death of his father. He lives with his mother Wafaa who is a retired teacher, and his younger brother Fadi who newly graduated from the faculty of law and started looking for a job opportunity. 

Faek used to work in a mobile phone accessories shop for four years, when his father passed away; he decided to open his own shop where he could support his family by...


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Hair Salon


Before the war, Attallah used to work in his hair salon, he was living a simple life with his wife and their three daughters and everything was going very well until the brutal war came and changed their life. 

In 2011, staying in the city was no longer safe; Attallah became unable to reach his salon, which was in an interface area, and later all of his equipment was stolen, this family fled from their house in Al-Hamidia to their home...


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Car Calibration Workshop


Although they tried so hard to stay and survive in their home city, Arotin’s family was forced by the armed groups to leave their life and memories behind, after long suffering in Al-Raqqa city. When they fled to the city of Homs, Arotin spent all his savings to help his children to travel for the sake of their safety. 

Arotin has been working as a car calibration technician for 45 years, after displacement, he moved with his wife to a rented...


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Chocolate, Coffee and Nuts Shop


Manar is the only provider for his family, he lives with his wife, his two daughters, his son and his mother. In 1989, he started his career as a chef and worked in many different restaurants between Homs and the suburbs; this business had always been his only job and source of livelihood for more than 30 years. In 2020, Manar and his family decided to settle down in the city of Homs; he rented a shop near his house...


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Flower Shop


Faddaa is the sole responsible and support for her family, she is a married woman and a mother of two; a girl (Miranda 13 years old) and a boy (Emile 6 years old). 

Her start in the field of flower arranging was in her village Sadad (near Homs) back in 2000, she gained great experience in this profession and it became her passion in life. When she got married, she moved with her husband Ramez to the city of Homs where...


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Electrical Installation and Maintenance


Abdo has been working in the Electrical Installation and Maintenance since 1996, he gained great experience through the years by working between Syria and Qatar. He is the only provider for his wife Olga, his son Samir (5 years old) and his daughter Naya (2 years old). 

The cruel war forced this family to leave their own house and move to a safer neighborhood where they stayed in a rented apartment and later, they lost everything they had; their house in...


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Electrical Maintenance Shop


After losing his house and shop, Wadih and his family decided to move on and start a new life from scratch. Wadih is an electrical engineer who works in the field of electric devices maintenance, he is a married man and a father of two; a girl Maggie (13 years old) and a boy Ghaith (11 years old). the family is living with the mother-in-law Samira (83 years old) after being displaced from home. 

Wadih didn’t give up during all these tough...


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Hair Salon


Nothing could've stopped Haifaa from pursuing her ambitions, she kept trying despite all the hardships until she achieved her goal. 

Haifaa is a married woman, she lives with her husband Toni who is a wall-painter, her two sons; Aziz (4 years old), Zain (3 years old) and her mother-in-law Laurece. When she finished school, she joined a vocational center where she learned hairstyling, then opened her first salon in her village Qatineh (near Homs) back in 1995. In 2016, Haifaa and...


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Electrical Maintenance Shop


Issa is a maintenance technician, he inherited this profession from his father 35 years ago, and became responsible for their workshop which his father first opened in 1952. He lives with his wife Najwa and their two daughters; Reina and Layal who are university students. His wife used to work as an employee and they were both helping each other in providing for their small family.

Unfortunately, during the last few years, Najwa was diagnosed with a rare disease, which caused...


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Blacksmithing Workshop


Khalil spent his youth in his home village Rableh (near Homs) where he grew up and took his first steps in life. He is a blacksmith; he started working in this field 13 years ago and loved this profession until it became his passion. 

Seeking a better living was all he had in mind, when he moved to the city of Homs after losing his workshop in Rableh, he rented a small workshop and a church helped him to buy some...


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Blacksmithing Workshop


Jihad is a blacksmith, he started his own workshop thirty years ago in the industrial area, and within a short period, he became well known among the other craftsmen for his great skills in this field. Jihad lives with his wife Mai, his daughter Joelle and his son Elia in a rented apartment, and he is the only breadwinner for the family. 

When the war started in Homs, this family fled to Fairouza (a village near Homs) after losing their house...


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Pharmacy


Unfortunately, the savage war stole everything from Syrians, even their dreams! 

Toni is a pharmacist who lives with his parents and his sister. He graduated from the University of Homs in 2014, unfortunately, he couldn’t open his own pharmacy due to his family’s limited financial resources, and he had to work as a teacher in the university, in addition to working shifts in someone else’s pharmacy. But even the two salaries were not enough to achieve his dream-life project during the economic crisis.

Toni started to lose the hope of having his own pharmacy, until a friend told him about the Micro Projects Program. This initiative restored hope in Toni’s heart again and helped him to fulfill his long-awaited goal.  

Perfume and gifts shop


For most of his life, Mousa Fares was struggling to support his family and keep them from need and poverty.

He is 38 years old and lives with his old parents and his brother in a 40-meter flat in Jaramana, yet he is always thankful to God for all the blessings in his life.

Before the crisis, Mousa was working at a beverages store in Jaramana and his income was enough to meet his household costs but during the war, two explosions...


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Make-up and nail beauty


Tolay Kashy is a 27-year-old woman, she is single and lives with her mother in an old and small flat in Kashkoul.

when she was only twelve, her father passed away after suffering from lung poisoning from an injury in the army, leaving her and her mother alone and without a supporter.

she saw her mother struggling for many years to provide the basic living needs and all she wanted was to help her, so as soon she became 18, she started...


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Taxi


Khalil Mikhail is 51 years old, married, and has three children, Antoun, Nicolas, and Marian. he was living with his family in Hineh village and working as a driver and worker in the municipality of Hineh. 

During his duty, he fell on his head from 6 meters high and needed 35 stitches to close his wound but as soon as he recovered, he returned to his hard work where he used to carry 150kg jute sacks of anise daily which affected...


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Taxi


"Every loss in life could be compensated except for health"

This is how Sohail Maydaa 44, expressed his tragedy

Sohail is married to Afaf Dheifo and has two adorable daughters Mariam and Ritta, he worked hard to secure them a decent living. Sohail's financial situation was not stable, but they were satisfied and thankful to God for everything in their life.

Unfortunately, the year 2012 had the greatest impact on this family, as the birth of his daughter Rita coincided with the survival of...


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Pickup Truck


Gaby Abou Samra is 45 years old, he is married to Christine Kassab and they have a son, Sharbel born in 2007, and a daughter Jouel born in 2010.

Before the war, Gaby and his family were living in a peaceful and secure environment because he was working as a plumber and sanitary supervisor, his workshop was in Almleiha area in the countryside of Damascus. 

Gabi was working hard and he had many customers which made him in a good financial situation.

however,...


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Taxi


Issam Heilaneh is 28 years old living with his mother and sister in a rented small flat in Jaramana, Damascus suburbs.

He used to live with his family in Heineh village, his father passed in 2007 after long suffering from heart disease leaving Issam responsible for his mother and sister.

Issam left school at a very young age and began to do any job available to afford his family's living expenses because they were living in a poor financial situation. During the...


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Taxi


Firas Al-Rasheed is an ambitious young man who did not allow the years of war to waste his life. Despite all the horrors of the war that he went through, he was determined to continue close to his family.

Firas' father was working as a janitor in the monastery of St. Ibrahim Al-Khalil in Kashkoul, he did his best to afford his family a decent living and educate his two sons.

when the security and economic conditions began to deteriorate, Firas decided...


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Pick-up truck


Amer Shehadeh is a 32-year-old young man, who lived within a humble family that used to work and support each other to continue in life.

since he was twenty, Amer didn't hesitate to do any work to help with the house demands; he worked as a cleaner and many other jobs to have additional income. unfortunately, the war broke down to end his endeavor, as he was called for military service where he spent more than a decade of his life...


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Mini-van


Bassam Gerges, 60 years old, is married to Aida Haddad, and they have four daughters, who, as he put it, are the most valuable thing in his life.

For over thirty years, Bassam worked hard, trying as much as possible to provide the means of livelihood for his family and get his daughters to university. His dream was for his girls to be educated and independent to prove their success in life without the help of anyone.

Bassam was working in a...


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Taxi


For over twenty years, Tanous Qadmous 55, was struggling to provide his family with the best possible living. 

He is married with two kids, Joseph born in 2000, and Jessy born in 2002, living along with his family in Alqseir village.

Tanous realized that his income was quite low so he moved to Damascus and started working as a barista man at a restaurant while his wife and kids stayed in the village. for many years Tanous sacrificed being far from his...


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Mini-market


"Nothing wrong with whatever you do for a living, as long as you do it with dignity"

This is what Ghazi Al-Nasir, 59 years old, has proven.

He is married and lives with his wife and two sons in a small modest flat in Jaramana, Damascus suburbs.

since 1995, Ghazi worked as a school janitor and for more than twenty years he didn't mind doing the hard cleaning work because his main concern was to secure a decent livelihood for his children and...


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Mini-market