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

400

Homs

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Damascus

Carpentry workshop


George, 35 years old, lives with his family of 7 people. His parents do not work, and his sister works as a teacher in a kindergarten, and her three children live with them. He is the only provider for his big family.

George's father previously worked as a carpenter; manufacturing bird cages. He learned it from his father and worked with him from 2014 for more than five years.

George had the opportunity to go to Lebanon in 2019 and work in...


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Beauty kit


My parents raised me with love and cared for me. Now it is my turn to care for them.

Eugenie, is 34 years old, a married women who works in nails care and as a makeup artist to support her parents financially specifically her father; during the war he got shrapnel in his foot and thus cannot work in addition, helping her husband who works as a seller of car parts with a low income.

She said: “When I grew up, I...


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Blacksmith Workshop


Mouhib 45 years old lives with his two children and his mother, as he had to move to live in his parents' house since the beginning of the war, after the destruction of the Sheikh Maqsoud area.

He started working in the profession of blacksmith when he was young. He learned this profession through one of the workshops near his house, after he gained some experience, he was able to rent a workshop for 10 years, later he bought his own...


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Metal lathing machine


Joining the military can be a good experience for some people, but for others it can be a terrible mistake.

Antranic said: “My biggest fear was to lose my job, I knew it would happen after I had been there for 9 years and not being able to work during my vacations.”

He is 29 years old, recently discharged from the military, and lives with his parents. He had no idea what to do, nor was he able to manage between his...


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Car Brakes Lathe Machine


The skills and experience you gain from traveling abroad can give you life-long personal benefits as well as an advantage in the professional world.

Garabet,68-year-old man, father of two daughters, traveled to Canada in 1986 for more than 7 years where he worked in the same field on the brake lathing machine and then returned to Aleppo after gaining great experience.

He said: “travelling abroad is an amazing way to learn a lot of new things”. Before the war, he had his...


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Silver crafting workshop


“We had a silver crafting workshop that my father had to sell to secure my treatment expenses” Samuel said.

Since Samuel was young, he suffered a lot from his colon and, because of the high treatment costs, his parents spent all their savings to be able to treat their son.

Samuel,32 years old, is a married man who has a beautiful child, and he is the only provider for his family. They live in a borrowed apartment from his uncle.

“My father helped...


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Sewing machines


If you want to improve something in yourself, you should work hard for it

Alice learned how to sew from her mother when she was just a kid on her mother’s old and small sewing machine, it was the first step for Alice on the path of this career.

Now after many years she is a mother of two children, her son works on lathing machine with his father in a friend’s workshop and her daughter works as an accountant.

Alice said that...


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Industrial Electricity


Wahid a father of three children who had been working for 40 years in industrial electricity, winding motors, control panels, cooling and air conditioning for laboratories.

Before the war, He worked in a rented workshop in Al Sheikh Maqsoud area, fully equipped with tools that unfortunately, were stolen during the war. In 2013, a mortar shell fell next to their house and because of this incident the whole family moved to Al-Kimah Village with the help of their relatives to settle...


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Car upholstery


Krikor is a 41 years old man from Aleppo. He never wanted to leave Syria, he thought the war would not take too long, but then his family decided to leave the country and stayed in Lebanon for ten years trying to travel to Canada.

They had a car furniture upholstery workshop in Al-Ramouseh, but when the war in Syria destroyed Krikor's workshop, he and his family decided to sell it because they did not have enough money to restore it...


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Car suspension workshop


Razmik 30 years old, lives with his parents; his father works in a small village next to Aleppo in a lathing workshop, as a result of the war, his two brothers traveled to Armenia to start over in a new place. 

10 years of military service could not break Razmik's will to live, he did not know despair or frustration, but was determined on starting over in his own battle to face the difficulty of life.

Therefore, he started working independently as he began to borrow the equipment from his friends and work with them until he was able to buy some simple tools. And now, he rented a place and thanks to the sponsors, he was able to purchase the full needed equipment to secure a better income for his family.

Sewing workshop


Michael’s father was kidnapped by the armed groups for 21 days, during which he was wounded in the eye and became blind.

This young man,37 years old, newly married, worked on sewing machines, from 2001, making chair covers for more than four years, then moved to Sheikh-Maksoud and worked with his brother until the war came around when all his sewing machines were stolen, there was nothing left for him, and he had no work for about a year.

He is currently...


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Taxi


Youssef served in the army for two years, and after his discharge he was recalled for reserve service, which lasted nearly nine years.

After returning he tried to work on a lathing machine then he began to work intermittently as a painter.

Youssef spent most of his savings due to the high cost of livelihood. His older brother works on a lathing machine, and he is the only one responsible for the household expenses.

His father does not work, but he has a...


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Agricultural Vehicle-Agricultural Project


Maroun lives with his wife Kinda in their home village Ozeir where they work together in farming, besides their main job as school teachers. 
When the economic crisis in the country started to get harder, the value of their salaries was sharply decreasing, which pushed them to invest more in their fertile land and plant it with vegetables and olive trees. 

The family owns a small tractor which they use to plow their land, but during the last few years the tires...


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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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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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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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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-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-van


"When you do anything for the sake of your family, you do it with love, because family is the most valuable thing that one can have in life"

That is what George Alyoussef said.

he is a 30-year single man who lives with his mother and two sisters in his uncle's house at Altabbaleh.

after he finished the baccalaureate, he started working to support his family because they were in bad financial condition. In 2015, he volunteered at the Two Sacred Hearts center...


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Taxi


Imad Mallouh and his sons are among the survivors who experienced all the horrors of war and reached the death point but God's great mercy saved them.

He is 52 years old, married to Nahla Ghumaid, and has two sons and a daughter, he used to live with his family in Al-Swaida countryside and he was working as a policeman there.

After the start of the war, he faced many threats and dangers that ended in his kidnapping with his two sons...


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Mosaic and wood carving workshop


George Bergheil is a very talented 44-year-old man, he is married to Janet Haddad, and they have two beautiful daughters, Chanel, born in 2006, and Christelle, born in 2012.

George is from the village of Maaloula in the countryside of Damascus. When he was twenty years old, he started practicing the profession of mosaic, seashell inlays, and wood carving. He soon proved a great talent in this field and became the passion that took him all his time and effort.

After his...


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Pick-up truck


For more than twenty years, Samer worked as a tiler for long hours to secure his family the best possible living.

Samer is 45 years old, married to Eivon Makhoul and they have two kids.

Samer and his family couldn’t afford to rent their own flat so they lived in a small room in his parent’s house in the Aldwallaa neighborhood. He was also responsible for taking care of his old parents and securing their expenses which overwhelmed him with high living...


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Mini-market


Micheline Halal, 44 years old, is married to Fadi Francis, and they have two sons and a daughter.

Micheline and her family are from a small village called Maaloula in the countryside of Damascus where they used to live and work in their grocery store. Her husband worked as a mural artist, and they were living in stability and safety until the fierce war began and its impact reached the village of Maaloula, which forced the family to close the grocery...


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Nail beauty shop


Maria Al-Samaan is the eldest daughter in a family of five, her father has retired due to a disability and his pension was their only income for many years in addition to the help of relatives.

however, their circumstances were never easy, and during the years of war, they suffered precarious conditions and financial hardships, in addition to her mother's illness with breast cancer.

All this did not weaken Maria's determination to complete her education, as she was able to enter the...


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Mini-market


Rafy is 45 and married to Rania Al-Asaad and they have two sons Fady born in 2005 and Hady born in 2009.

Before the war, the family lived in Maaloula village and they were in a good financial situation as they had a mini-market on the main street where Rafy and his wife used to work and at the weekends Rafy used to work at wall-painting workshops to increase their income.

However, after 2011, their life changed completely as the armed groups...


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Wax formation workshop


Elias Faddoul, 56, is married to Carmen Jarrous and they share living with his siblings at the family's old house in Bab Touma.

Before the war, Elias had a small store for selling holy icons and rosaries, he loved his work a lot and was always creating new designs, but with the beginning of the war, the difficult economic conditions affected his job as the demand for icons was no longer required because people were barely able to afford the basic...


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Photography equipment


Sami Hartak is a determined and hardworking young man, he is 31 and lives with his old parents and sisters in a modest house in Al-Dwallaa neighborhood.

He graduated from the faculty of agricultural engineering during wartime which made it so difficult for him especially since his parents are old and retired so he was responsible for his expenses and the house obligations at the same time under some very harsh circumstances.

Sami wasn’t lucky to find a suitable job that meets...


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Mini-market


George Dahdal, 31 years old, lives along with his father, brother, grandma, and aunt in a small house in Al- Dwalaa area.

Before the war, George was working with his father at the family mini-market until the beginning of the crisis in Syria which affected their work so his father decided to close the mini-market and started to work as a pick-up driver.

During that period, their village became invaded by the armed groups, and George’s grandmother and aunt were displaced and...


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Taxi


Fady Ibrahim is 30 years old, married to Mariam Altheib and they have three cute little girls, Georgette born in 2017, Cathren 2019, and Yara 2021. They live in a rented flat in Kashkoul, Damascus suburbs.

With the first sparks of war, Fady was still at the beginning of his life journey, full of youthful enthusiasm, but he didn’t have the time or choice to start a new chapter of his life because in 2011 he was called for military service...


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Mini-market


Although the war is over, but its calamities has remained in the heart of each one of us, as a painful reminder of what we have been through especially since many are still suffering from its effects such as Emad Dawood and others from the war-wounded individuals.

Emad is 31 years old, married to Nour Sbaih and they have three adorable kids, Rosseil born in 2017, and the twins Roy and Junior born in 2022.

Before the war, he worked as a...


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