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

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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Wall Painting and Decorating


Nassif is among many craftsmen who were affected by the war, losing his chance to enhance his work conditions due to the economic situation and the high prices.

He works in wall painting and decorating since 1998 and he is well-known for his great skills in this profession. In 2016, the hardworking man moved with his wife and their only son from their home village Maskanah to Fairouza village where they settled down and established a new life from scratch. 

Nassif's work...


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Car Washing Workshop


Ghassoub is the only provider for his wife and their two girls, and this man didn't give up no matter how hard were their circumstances. 

His career started in 1999 as a mini-bus driver, then a few years later, he was employed in an industrial company until the cruel war began, and ended up his 6-year journey.

Ghassoub couldn't stay without a job and immediately worked for a local association as a car mechanic for 9 years, where he gained great skills....


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Floor Tiling & Stone Cladding Equipment


Firas started working in floor tiling and stone cladding at a young age, after finishing his military service, he resumed work and mastered this profession when he was only 21 years old. 

His special skills and great experience opened up good opportunities for him in Lebanon so he traveled in 2012 hoping to improve his situation. He worked for a year there then the tragedy happened on the 30th of October 2013, when, unfortunately, his brother was martyred in the army...


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Plumbing Equipment


Feeling how near death is with every breath you take, and smelling the dust and smoke while leaving your home by force at gunpoint is one of the hardest things a person might go through in life.

Rami and his family of four had to leave their village Al-Qaryaten back in 2015 when it was attacked by armed groups who destroyed everything. He is a married man and a father of 2, Elina (11 years old) and George (10 years old)....


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Hussam works in floor tiling since 2006, this profession heavily relies on a sustainable power supply, and unfortunately just like many other craftsmen, he suffered from a severe lack of electricity and nearly lost his only source of livelihood. 

Hussam lives with his wife and their 3 children in addition to his elderly parents and he is the sole breadwinner for his big family.

The skilled man built great experience throughout the years and worked around the city of Homs and its...


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Floor Tiling & Stone Cladding Equipment


Nadim works in floor tiling and stone cladding since 1997 with his 2 brothers, he is the only provider for his wife Abir and their 2 children Asaad (13 years old) and Alinor (10 years old).

The family's suffering during the war isn't much different from the others; they escaped to their home village for 2 years to protect their kids and returned back when the situation stabilized in Homs.

Throughout the war years of hard work, Nadim used the same equipment...


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Dairy Shop


Ballan's dairy shop has been known for generations in Homs, it was first opened by Nekoula's father and throughout the years the shop has had a great reputation, well-known for the quality of its products. After the father's death, Nekoula became responsible for running the shop.

Nekoula is the only provider for his wife and 3 children; 2 daughters and a son, he used to work as an employee until he retired in 2015 and focused his time entirely on improving...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


From one of the city's simple neighborhoods, Najwan did his best to secure a better life, he lives with his family in a rented house and he's the only provider for a wife and 3 daughters. He worked in the field of restaurants managements for many years in order to save money and buy a house for the family, but unfortunately, this remained a dream when the cruel war started and Najwan lost all the savings in addition to the...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


Somar experienced the bitterness of loss when his father, his only support in life, was killed by a sniper's bullet while he was sitting at home in December 2011. Somar was serving in the army back then, and he didn’t imagine that he was going to spend 9 years of his life away from his widowed mother who needed him the most. 

He finished his service in April 2020, and his journey to find a good work opportunity started; he tried...


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Stationery Store


Many years ago, Hala and her husband Antoun decided to travel and start a new life in Damascus city hoping for better opportunities. 

The couple had four children; 2 sons and 2 daughters, they lived happily in their house in Damascus until the cruel war started, and just like a lot of Syrian families, their fate was changed forever; the family's house was hit by a shell and burned to the ground, thankfully, no one got hurt, Hala and Antoun's only...


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Sewing Workshop


Houda is a selfless woman, who dedicated her life to her family; at a young age, she left school and learned tailoring instead, because unfortunately, her parents were unable to afford her education costs.  

She worked at many tailoring workshops until she acquired the needed skills and over the years, Houda managed to save some money and gradually buy the main machines, which allowed her to rent a shop and start her own workshop.  

Even though the small workshop was...


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Car Polishing Workshop


One of the hardest things Nizar has to deal with is facing the bitter truth of losing his father; they used to work together in their car polishing workshop since 2002, and they were more than just a father and a son. 

Unfortunately, his father passed away after a painful battle with COVID-19 leaving his wife behind, who had no one but her son; today Nizar lives with his wife and their two children in addition to his mother.

The treatment costs were...


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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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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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