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

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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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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Car suspension workshop


After their house was destroyed by the shells, all Boghos' efforts to migrate with his family to a safer place failed. His only choice was to separate from his family which stayed in Aleppo and move to Lebanon and work in a car suspension workshop, a domain he is well experienced in. 

The Lebanese regulations for Syrian residents made it hard for Boghos to stay, he was obliged to come back to Syria with nothing but his 25 years worth experience...


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Makeup and Nail Kit


“Although you are in your own country, you feel like a displaced person, when you have to leave your house and city”.

With these words the 35 years old Lucy described her family’s struggle, when she, her husband, and her three lovely kids found themselves forced to leave their city of Al-Raqqa and seek refuge in Aleppo, leaving behind their home, work, school, and their memories.

Since they arrived, They have been living at a friend’s house, and Lucy’s husband has been working at...


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Rubber Molding


Pain is part of life, Suffering is an option. When suffering happens, it forces us to confront life in a different way. We have to learn how to adapt to difficulties so the most stressful parts of our lives are no longer the most significant parts of our lives.

this are wise words Jirayr lives by every day. He is an ambitious young man, who adapted to all the circumstances he faced and turned them into opportunities.

Living on the verge of...


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Forklift truck


in His life and career, Salem always saw a remodel in his father. and that reflected on his life from an early age as he Starting his career at young age, he helped his father who used to drive a forklift truck and learned from him how the machine worked to later become an employee for the same business owner for many years.

Salem started officially working in 1993, earning 25% for each transportation payment, and during the war and the...


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Mobile Maintenance


In timers of crisis, families bond together, support each other to overcome the darkest times. When the war began, most families were displaced from their homes, many stayed at their relative’s homes escaping from shells, just like  Enad who took his pregnant wife and daughter Mira and moved from their rented apartment into their relatives'.

To be able to support his family, Enad deviated a little from his university major in Commercial Institute, and headed towards mobile retail and maintenance in...


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Mini-Market


Gerges is a retired employee, he works in his mini-market that he opened back in 2000. 

He is the sole breadwinner for his wife Nadima, his daughter Reem and his son Abdo in addition to supporting his younger son’s family, Shadi who is married and currently serving in the army. 

His shop is one of the oldest shops in the area and being a well-liked person, helped him create good relations with his neighbors and to have many customers, which allowed him...


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Plumbing Requirements Shop


Since he was young, Fadi and his brothers used to help their father in his plumbing requirements shop; through the years, he enjoyed working as a plumber and gained a wide experience in this field. 

Unfortunately, like many of his age, he couldn’t establish a life because of the cruel war; in 2014, he was called to serve in the army, his service lasted for five years and when he finished, he didn’t have the opportunity to start his independent project...


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Artistic Carpentry Workshop


Moukhles’s main profession is carpentry; he is a married man and a father of two daughters. Since he was young, he has always loved humanitarian work and volunteered in many activities with the church.

In 2013, he had the opportunity to work as a class supervisor for a center that specialized in vocational trainings for people with special needs. After three years, he became responsible for the carpentry class where he started to teach this profession and how to use its...


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Blacksmithing Workshop


A family’s life might change a lot in a year and that what happened with Nidal’s family when the vicious war came and changed everything.

 Nidal is a blacksmith, he is a married man and a father of three boys. In 2011, this family was no longer able to stay in their neighborhood Al-Hamidia; they fled to another place seeking safety after their house was severely damaged. Nidal’s workshop had its share too, all of the equipment was stolen, and what...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Elias’s family refused to leave their only house in Bab Al-Sebaa neighborhood which was exposed to the scourge of war, and they lived with fear and horror every day until the situation has stabilized. Elias works as a floor tiler since 1980, he is the sole responsible for his wife, his daughter and son. 

After all these years of hard work and experience, he didn’t expect that one day he would have to start from scratch. When the war started in...


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Pharmacy


Like many graduates, Rafah couldn’t find a suitable job when she finished her studies as a pharmacist in 2019 and her family couldn’t afford helping her to open a pharmacy. 

She is the youngest daughter in her family; she lives with her mother Amal who is a retired government employee and her sister Razan, an employee at the University of Homs with a modest salary. 

Since she graduated, she has always dreamed of having her own pharmacy but unfortunately, the family has...


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Taxi


Hussam paid the heavy price of the vicious war, and like many Syrians, he has a long story to tell!

On the 4th of August 2015, Hussam was heading to his work as usual when he was attacked and kidnapped by  armed men, he remained in captivity for three months until he was freed by an agreement. 

After this incident, he decided to leave Homs with his family; they fled to their home village “Al-Qaryten”, where they stayed for a short period...


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Mobile Phone Maintenance Shop


Anas worked in the field of mobile phone maintenance for three years before the war started in Syria. In 2010, he was called to serve in the army and his service lasted for ten full years.

Adapting to all the changes that happened during those years wasn’t easy at all; Anas found himself without a job and even his previous experience didn’t allow him to start a business as all the technologies he used to deal with were outdated and not...


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Plumbing and Central Heating System Installation


Jamil and his family experienced the horror and brutality of war when they were forced to leave their home village Al-Dwair by force in 2013. And since then, he lives in a rented apartment with his wife and their son in addition to his mother and sister after losing a whole life.

Jamil worked in plumbing besides his wide experience in installing central heating systems, his career started in Syria back in 1994 then he traveled to Lebanon where he worked...


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Mobile Phone and Computer Maintenance Shop


Even though he spent 8 years of his life serving in the army, Bahaa did his best to compensate for all he lost because of the brutal war. He lives with his wife and their two-year-old son in a rented apartment and he is the only provider for his small family. 

His start in the field of mobile phone and computer maintenance was in 2007; he has always loved his job and managed to have great skills within a short period....


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Wall Painting Equipment


Imad is a wall-painter; he started working in this field back in 1984 and has a long experience, gained by working in different countries throughout his long career. He lives with his wife Sahar and their only son Nayef who is a maintenance technician. 

Lately, the equipment he used to work with became completely worn out through the years and he couldn’t renew them due to their high prices. Naturally, his productivity started to decrease and he was forced to rent...


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Mini-Market


At the age of seventeen, Fouad who is the only son of his parents had to leave school when his father, the sole breadwinner, became severely ill and was no longer able to continue working. This small family was living in a rented apartment in Al-Hamidia until the cruel war forced them to flee to a village near Homs called Fairouza. At the beginning of 2012, Fouad found a job in a relief program at a church in Homs; he...


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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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