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

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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Mini-Cultivator - Agricultural Project


Life taught Maurice how to take responsibility for a family at a very young age after his father passed away. Since then, his mother Suzan who is a teacher did everything she could to compensate for her four children's great loss, and the whole family was depending on her salary for a living. 

Maurice is a 22-year-old veterinary student who lives with his mother, brother, and two sisters in a simple house in Ozeir village. He took upon himself the responsibility...


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Plumbing Equipment


This story isn't much different from all the other devastating stories caused by the cruel war in Syria! Like many Syrian families, this family was displaced from their home at Al-Hamidia neighborhood with the start of the war until the situation became more stable in the Old city of Homs when Rami's family decided to go home, during that time his family had already grown with two beautiful children; Hussam (8 years old) and Patricia (7 years old).

Rami worked as...


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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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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


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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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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Mini-market and Dairy shop


As a young man, war affected Elia’s plans for his future and nothing encouraged him to start a project during the siege and clashes in his home city, all these difficulties left him hesitant and lost, which forced him to leave his country in 2012 to start a new job in Lebanon and worked there for four years.

Finally, when things got better and life started recovering again in the city of Homs, Elia decided to come back, he settled down...


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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


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.

Cotton Clothes and Linens Shop


Shaza used to work as a hairdresser for 23 years, she is a single woman who lives with her old mother whom she is responsible for.

The nature of this job requires standing for long hours which caused Shaza many health problems and forced her to quit and think of another way to make a living. In 2019, she rented a shop, her shop was the only shop in Al-Hamidia neighborhood after the war and everything went well for the first few...


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Scented Frankincense


Ruba has many dreams just like all the other girls of her age, one of her dreams was having a peaceful life with her family at their lovely home! Unfortunately, the brutality of war destroyed everything she looked forward to and also with them her family's only home.

The family had to hide from the falling shells in the shelter for a period of time, but the suffering didn't stop there and the family lost some of their loved ones, Ruba's...


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Frozen Vegetables


Wael used to work as a chef in many restaurants since 1991, one day his health suddenly deteriorated and the left side of his body became completely paralyzed. He needed a long time to recover gradually, being the sole provider for his family of six; three children, his wife and his mother, he opened a vegetable and fruit shop to support his family. 

Unfortunately, the income he got from this shop was very low and not enough to support his family,...


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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


The effects of the horrific war have reached everyone on several levels, but the biggest impact that we are suffering from is the people’s migration which most likely comes with very negative results such as the case of Michele Othman and his wife.

Michele is 47 years old, he is married to Fadia al-Jat, the couple used to handle all hardships together and even during the time of war, they faced danger and insecurity by supporting each other to pass that...


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