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

374

Homs

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Damascus

Hairdresser


Without hard work, there is no success in life.

Finding and getting a job can be a challenging process. It is something very important to everyone and, unfortunately, most young men do not have jobs these days.

After spending several years exploring the job market; Youssef worked in several fields (cleaning dishes in a restaurant, sanitary installations, a sewing workshop, etc...) trying to find his career path.

the 21 years old, lives with his parents and his sister, with modest means of life...


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Chairs' decorative covers & washing machine


Being old does not mean being unwilling to work, the 76-year-old Anissa does not know the meaning of giving up, laziness, and sitting at home without work, she does all her hard work by herself and supervises people who work with her personally and follows up on the smallest details continuously.

Anisa has been working in the field of wedding decorations for more than 22 years, today she is considered the best and almost the only one in the city. She...


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Nail care kit


Having a supportive partner can truly change your life.

The ambitious young Suzi, 34 years old, is a mother of a little girl called Elsa, she works hard to support her husband to buy a house.

Her husband works in selling and maintaining watches in his rented shop, it was no longer sufficient to secure his family's expenses, so he decided to work as an accountant to increase his earnings.
Before marriage, Suzi worked as a teacher in a kindergarten and after it...


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Car Mechanics


“Fathers are pivotal in children's lives. My father has always supported me in chasing my dreams and pursuing what interests me. He has always taught me to be independent and brave.” Jean said.

Jean,40 years old, the father of Antoni, works as a car mechanic in his father’s workshop, he gained from his father all the experience needed and has been working on cars for 22 years now.

During the war, the shells were fallen and their workshop was destroyed. He traveled...


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Taxi


It all started when Youssef was wounded in a part of his lungs in the army; he was taken to the hospital and placed in a mortuary while he was in a coma for several hours after it was believed that he was dead.

luckily his friend who took him to the hospital assured the doctors that he was still alive when he rescued him, and he wanted them to make sure after placing him with the dead. He was able...


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Blacksmith tools and Rehabilitation


George is 51 years old, lives with his family and his mother, he used to work as a blacksmith for a long time in his own workshop with his father who taught him this skill until he passed away and they had to sell the workshop. shortly after that he got a chronic pain in his back and he no longer could work after suffering from spinal disc.

In 1992, he worked as a car parts seller for 19 years, but...


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Bakery


Many soldiers have returned from service with injuries, missing limbs, and mental trauma after fighting in the war. Riad, 41 years old, was one of them. 

After his treatment ended, he hoped that life will soon return to normal. Over time, he challenged himself to go back to work; as a result of a shell, the upper part of his body was injured, in addition to some damage to his stomach, he underwent many operations without being discharged from service until...


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Clinical equipment


Dr. Hazem, 50 years old, has been working as a general internist for more than 22 years in Aleppo city.

He is well known for his kindness, high morals, and his passion for humanitarian work, in addition, he is a loving father to three children.

During the war, many Christian families relied on him for their treatment costs, as he was fully dedicated to helping all the people in need, especially the elderly whose children traveled and left them alone, he didn’t...


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Clothes printing workshop


Elias 31 years old, lives with his wife and two sons in a small house, which his family bought long before the war, during the war he married and settled there. Unfortunately, since the house is on the sixth floor it was exposed to several mortar shells and explosive fragments and was partially damaged.

Elias works in the field of clothes prints; he learned this profession in 2010 and he worked in several workshops. But the bad economic situations that he...


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Wooden frames manufacturing


Aboud is a talented man who works in manufacturing wooden frames and lives with his wife and their three young children. Two of them study engineering, and the third is still in school.

After 4 years of training and learning the art of manufacturing wooden frames in addition to his work, Aboud and his brothers opened their workshop in 2010 to work in it after their work.

This workshop is currently a source of income for three families, especially after Aboud decided...


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Taxi


George, 29 years old lives with his parents in a rented house because the family lost their home in Sheikh Maqsoud area after it was controlled by the armed groups during the war.

George didn't complete his studies and left school at a young age to work in workshops and help with the family’s income in addition to his mother’s work, but during the war he was called for the military service, and during that service he was shot in the leg...


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Taxi


"10 years away from home, everything has changed, and I don't know what to do anymore, all I need is a fresh start”,

Michael, 28 years old, married with two children and like many young men, he suffers a lot from the lack of job opportunities especially after being away for many years during the military service.

Michael did not complete his studies because he had to work at an early age to support his family; he worked in a pharmaceutical supplies...


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Nail Care Kit


Katia's interest in the field of nail care started as a hobby, without imagining that someday, it will be the main source of livelihood for her small family and a way to alleviate the heavy burdens on her husband's shoulders. 

She was living with her parents in Homs city, where she started working by using some simple tools, and over time, her special skills encouraged her to turn it to a source of income; by the beginning of the war, Katia's...


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Plumbing Equipment


Youssef learned plumbing at a young age and started practicing his profession in 2003 when he finished his military service. He worked for a few years in Homs and then had the opportunity to work in Lebanon, where he stayed for 7 years. Working there allowed him to enrich his skills and save some money, so he decided to return back home and start his own family; he got married and lived with his wife at his parent's house and...


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Barbershop


Hisham's life is a long journey of striving and hard work, he lives with his father, step-mother, and sister and he works in his barbershop, which he opened back in 2020 after finishing his military service.

He discovered his passion for this profession at a young age when he used to work during summer vacations at a barbershop in their neighborhood. At the age of 18, Hisham had the opportunity to travel and work in the UAE where he had a...


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Aluminum Workshop


Losing his one-year-old daughter was the hardest thing Shadi had to go through because of the vicious war. He is a married man and a father of three, two daughters and a son, and he is the family's sole breadwinner.

Shadi works with his brother in their aluminum workshop, which is the source of livelihood for their families in addition to their elderly parents.

The current electricity crisis has affected the productivity of work in the workshop that they opened 22 years...


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Blacksmithing Workshop


Samer is a blacksmith who is married and a father of two daughters. He started working in 1990, and opened his current workshop back in 2011, just before the onset of war, but after it started, Samer's workshop was robbed and he lost all of the machines. 

With some money he saved, Samer managed to compensate for the stolen machinery and resume his work, but unfortunately, in 2013, the electric generator was stolen from his workshop and he couldn’t buy a...


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Pharmacy


Syrians are still suffering from the reflections of the destructive war on all aspects of life; the economic crisis affected people's ability to ensure a decent living, especially the youth, who need to build up their future, but despite all the difficulties there will always be hope.

Alice is a pharmacist who lives with her parents and sister. After graduating, she was so excited to start her career but unfortunately, her family could not afford the costs of establishing a pharmacy,...


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Wall Painting Equipment


Elias is a hard-working man, who despite all the tough circumstances didn't accept to sit and watch. He is married and a father of 2 sons, he chose wall-painting as his main profession since 1993.

In 2012, the family was displaced from their neighborhood Bab Al-Sebaa to Fairouza village and lost all of their belongings in addition to Elias's equipment. Upon their great loss, they decided to start all over again, and settled down in Fairouza, while his two sons traveled...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Yaackoub is a floor tiler, this profession has been his only source of livelihood since 2000. 

His equipment was stolen twice from the construction sites due to the chaotic situation in the country after the war, and he had to stop working for two years. However, as the only provider for his wife and their two children, he was helped by good-willed people to buy some simple tools and resume his work.

Yaackoub is facing a hard challenge nowadays just like many...


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Wood Shaving Workshop


Where there's a will, there is always a way! All of us have a goal in life, however, this goal is only achieved by people who have strong willpower and work hard with dedication, and George is a great example of strength to start all over again despite the hard circumstances. 

Going back to the pre-war period, he used to live with his family in their village "Al-Qaryaten" and he was responsible for running the family's tile factory. By 2015, this...


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Pots Maintenance and Polishing Workshop


Imad is the only provider for his wife and their 2 sons in addition to his mother. His family was displaced from their home village "Al-Qaryaten" and escaped to Fairouza village away from the horrors of war.

Imad used to work in many fields before the war; in 2012, he decided to start his own project to support his family and with the available simple capabilities, Imad started his workshop of pots maintenance and polishing, due to people's need for such...


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Car Electrical System Maintenance


Elia is a young man who had the courage to start his own business, he lives with his parents and sister in Fairouza village after the family was displaced from their home city Homs; they had to stay in a rented apartment for 6 years until they managed to buy their current house.

Since his father is an old man, he was no longer able to work and provide for the family and Elia took this responsibility upon himself despite his...


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Mini-Winch


"What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." This saying describes Shafik's tough experience; he was one of the 270 people who were held in captivity in Al-Qaryatayn village, which witnessed the terrors of the devastating war.

The story started when the armed groups attacked his home village Al-Qaryatayn and he was trying to protect his wife and their 3 children, the selfless father managed to get them out but he couldn't escape and was kidnapped for 3 months until he had...


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Mini Market


It is a great blessing to reach your sixties and still have the determination of youth to work with great confidence and belief that the Lord supports you in all your life circumstances.

This is what you feel after meeting with Alice Khoury, with her deep wrinkles and crutch that never leaves her. She always was full of strength to work and rely on herself to support her family.

In 2000, Alice and her husband Antoun started a small grocery shop from...


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Sewing workshop


Christine Fanouneh is 39 years old, she lives with her mother and brother in Jaramana, Damascus suburbs.

During her childhood, Christine lived in a very harmful environment as her father used to abuse her mother on daily basis in front of her and her sister, her brother was born with Down’s syndrome in addition to many health problems which made him in a continuous of medication and lots of love, care, and attention that the family was missing.

When Christine and her...


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Taxi


Elie Istanboly, 30 years old, is like many young men of his age who had to spend years of the war facing dangers and horrors during their military service, and in Elie's case, it took nine difficult years of his youth.

Before the war began, Elie worked as a taxi driver and after he was discharged in 2019, he wanted to learn a profession so he could have a career for the future and make up for the previous years.

Elie started...


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Barber Shop


Rami Yacoub, his mother, and three sisters accumulated courage by surviving difficult times and challenging conditions.

When he was only thirteen, Rami’s father passed away, which didn’t just affect the family and made them live in sorrow and grief, but also forced Rami to leave his school, abandon his childhood, and start working to afford the daily living demands.

He took a job as a worker in a medical shoe workshop to support his mother who was also working long hours at...


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Taxi


Shafy Bashour is 38 years old, married to Nadine Maqsoud and they have two adorable kids, George born in 2012, and Rimon in 2016.

Before the war in Syria, Shafy was working as a tiling worker in Qatar and he returned to Syria in 2011 to get married and start his own family but unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned; his marriage coincided with the start of the crisis in Syria which prevented him from returning to Qatar and he found...


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Taxi


Hassan Jolan, 33, didn’t have the chance to work or learn any profession after turning into his twenties because he was called for military service. He thought it would be a short period and pass in peace, but he did not know that a fierce war would strike his country to steal nine years from his life in which he had to be far from his family and friends under very difficult circumstances until his discharge in 2019.

He went home...


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Nail Care Kit


Out of poverty, desperation, and sickness, a strong girl came out to defy all the circumstances of life and prove to everyone that no obstacle can dissuade her from working and earning her livelihood.

Mirai Al-Sahwi is 23 years old and since her childhood, was suffering from Myocardial insufficiency that prevented her from doing any extra effort. She was living in the confines of a loving family that supported one another until death stole her father who was the most important...


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Sanitary kit


At the age of 15, Khalil Khoury started working to help his parents, as their financial condition wasn't good, and he had to work to secure his expenses and help his parents with household obligations.

He began working as an assistant to a Plumbing & Sanitary Maintenance Supervisor and soon became skilled in that profession and began to take his own workshops as customers began to ask him to do their work because of his skills and his low wages.

Khalil wanted...


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Mini market


sometimes, all a person needs to regain his balance in life is to turn the page of the past and start over.

This is what Rashid Al-Abdoun, 55 years old, has been trying to do for the past nine years, but unfortunately, life obstacles and the difficult conditions he was going through, have always blocked his way.

Rashid is married and has three children, Lina, Musa, and Issa. His main concern is to give his children the best possible care and get...


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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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