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

Sewing Workshop


“Every time you start sewing, it is like a new adventure" This is how Alice described her profession.

What started as a hobby for Alice turned into a profession with a good return for the whole family.

Alice started learning how to work on machines in a sewing workshop back in 2000, with practice she developed her skills and after ten years of experience the war came along; most people lost their jobs in that period and, unfortunately, Alice was one of...


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Silver Crafting


Vartan started working in silver crafting in 1970 when he was only 18 years old. He worked hard to establish a workshop and became a freelancer in 1983. Four years later, he had to sell all the equipment he purchased to travel abroad. But regrettably, when he couldn't make it there, he had to start over from scratch. He has lived alone his whole life since his parents passed away, because of all the hardships that he faced in his...


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Cold Cuts Shop


The Idea behind Angel's project started by participating in many food exhibitions with her sister, making cold cuts sandwiches, and receiving people's admiration for the amazing taste, so she decided to take a step forward and started thinking about opening her own food place due to the large number of requests.

At the beginning of the war, Angel escaped with her family to Tartous in search of safety; they had to sell their house in Aleppo. Now she lives with her...


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Taxi


Displacement remains a painful experience that most Syrian families went through during the war, searching for the safest places, Riad carried some belongings before their journey; his family fled to Damascus because of the shelling, especially after their house was damaged. With the help of his friends, they managed to rehabilitate their home after returning to Aleppo.

To secure a better income for the family, the young children decided to help their father by working with their uncle in the field...


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Lathing Workshop


Habib is a very hardworking man who had a prosperous life before the unjust war started in Syria. He has always worked in the industrial sector, specifically in the lathing craft where he gained great experience and became the workmaster at his workshop.

Unfortunately, in 2011 when the war began, the Syrian economy collapsed, Habib had to close the workshop and live on the savings, in addition to securing his father's treatment who sadly passed away, leaving the family heartbroken.

Habib moved...


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Sewing Workshop


Losing a house and being forced to leave it was one of the most difficult challenges that Dalal's family had to face. After leaving everything behind escaping from the war in Raqqa city, they have been displaced since 2014 to Hama, then Homs, and finally to Aleppo.

Dalal,50 years old, is the mother of four young children who are still studying. Her husband had a grocery store in Raqqa, but he lost it when they left and later couldn't work because...


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Taxi


Adel is a 33-year-old man, who spent almost the third of his life serving in the military; ten years of war in the front lines of battles were enough to exhaust this young man who survived by a miracle and returned to his beloved family.

Before the crisis started, Adel used to work in a clothes shop, Later, he tried to help his mother who is a hairdresser, trying to gain some experience in this profession. He thought that in two...


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Sewing Machines


The war had many calamities; death, poverty, immigration, but the hardest was the vague destiny of the kidnapped people. Hasmik had to deal with the most painful loss when her eldest son Levon was kidnapped in 2012.

"I will never forget that day, it changed our lives forever", she said.

This terrible experience was enough to make any person give up, but her motherly heart always tells her that one day she will meet her beloved son again.

Levon's wife took Hasmik's two...


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Taxi


"Each time I try to establish my life, something bad happens," Fadi said. He lost his mother when he was still a kid, and his father passed away two years ago, he had to borrow some money because he couldn't afford the funeral expenses.

Fadi worked hard to manage his financials but unfortunately, he had an accident that caused him two skull fractures, thus he spent much money on the treatment costs. He was serving in the army when his father...


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Taxi


Low-income families struggle from the negative effects attached to the stigma of being poor, this doesn’t solely affect the family as a whole, but it affects every single member as well. 

Antonio is a 32-years-old man, who lives in his mother’s house, since he was young he worked hard to face the financial burdens of his family and secure a decent living for his wife who is still studying at the University of Fine Arts, and his elderly mother. He had...


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Taxi


Many people struggled with the remnants of the harsh war that the country witnessed, Fadi was one of those who were directly affected by those battles. He lost ten years of his life serving in the military, in addition to many physical injuries.

Before the war started, he worked as a blacksmith for two years, gained modest experience in that craft, before he had to serve in the military until he was discharged with injuries in his back that prevented him...


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Fabric Prints Workshop


There is no doubt that war left many hard stories to read, no one ever wants to lose their home and be displaced to another city, but sadly, many were forced to since 2012.

Sevag and his family were from those people; They lived in Qamishli city before the war began, but the loss of their home during the crisis was heartbreaking, their lives turned upside down when they were obliged to leave everything behind and move to Aleppo.

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Irrigation System - Agricultural Project


Prior to the Syrian war, George among many other farmer in Al-Hamra village relied on income from almond farming. The father of three university students has spent the majority of his life working in his family's land and in the recent years He had prepared his land and equipped it with a well then planted his land with Almond trees.

Over the course of the conflict, farm conditions and capacity were severely degraded. When rainwater was no longer enough to nourish...


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Printing Shop


Syrians’ hope of a better future has always been their guide despite all the overwhelming effects of the war, surrender was not a choice no matter what were the hardships they had to face, with their willpower to live, they continued trying to repair what the cruel war destroyed. 

Elie is an electrical engineer; who lives with his retired parents and his sisters. While his friend Nour is a mechanical engineer who is married with two children all living together in...


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Beauty Salon


With all the heavy responsibilities on her shoulders, Reem has always done her best to cover her three daughters’ needs during the absence of her husband who traveled in a search of a work opportunity. 

Since she was young, Reem loved working in the field of beauty and attended many courses to develop her skills. Before the war, she worked as a teacher for seven years but this job never made her forget her fondness for beauty, and she tried to...


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Taxi


Wissam is an electrical engineer, he is a married man and a father of three daughters; Georgette (10 years old), Angel (8 years old), and Barbara (5 years old). He used to work in an engineering office, which he had previously opened with his friends until the cruel war changed everything. 

In 2013, Wissam and his family had to experience a whole new life after being displaced from their home in Al-Hamidia; they moved to the city of Damascus where they...


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Irrigation System and a Mini-Cultivator - Agricultural Project


Like many villagers, Hanna works in farming in addition to his main profession as a carpenter, being the only provider for a big family; his wife and their four children besides his elderly parents, all living together in their house in Maskaneh.

Hanna’s land extends to cover wide spaces, planted with vines and various crops like kiwis, but due to the high prices, he didn’t have the chance to prepare his land with the essential requirements like an irrigation system and...


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Greenhouses - Agricultural Project


For many villagers, the land is much more than soil and rocks, it relates to all aspects of their existence, and represents their identity. Rather than being an owner, each person feels like he belongs to his piece of land and is entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of it. 

For many generations, Ghassoub’s family worked in farming, he himself has more than 10 years of experience in growing different crops. Having to be the only provider for a family of...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


“The war took many years of my life, and now I’m trying to establish a new one from scratch!” 

Those were Johnny’s words, who spent 10 years of his life serving in the army; he lives with his wife Marah who is a university student so he is the sole breadwinner of the house. 

When he finished his service, Johnny immediately started looking for a job opportunity; in February 2021, he had the chance to work as a salesman for a painting...


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Wall Painting Equipment


Manhal lives with his brother Akram (58 years old) and his two sisters; Caroline (56 years old) and Sanaa (53 years old) in their family house. He has worked as a wall painter since 1997 and has been known for the quality of his work and wide experience in this profession. Manhal shares this profession with his brother Akram, together they work hard to provide for the family. 

After the war, their business was affected badly by the power shortages, which...


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Mini Pick-up Truck


When Hani finished his 9-years-long service in 2019, he found himself jobless without any experience just like many Syrians who lost their opportunity to establish their life because of the cruel war. 

Hani is a married man and a father of two; a boy Issa (5years old) and a girl Sham (2years old), his wife Mais who works as a teacher, has always supported him and they both work together to ensure their small family a decent life. 

Hani was called for...


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Mini-Market


Shireen studied translation at the University of Homs, in 2018, she had the chance to work for a travel agency until the devastating war started and shut down her job. During the war, she did her best to find suitable work but unfortunately, her efforts weren't successful. 

Despite the lack of opportunities, Shireen didn’t give up and decided to start her own project to help her husband in providing for their family. 8 years ago, she opened a small shop specialized...


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Floor Tiling Equipment


Antoine has been working as a floor tiler since 1997, he lives with his wife Suheir, their son Christian (14 years old), and their daughter Eliana (11 years old) in a rented apartment where he is the family’s sole provider. 

In 2011, Antoine lost all of his equipment at a construction site in Baba Amr neighborhood during the war and since then, he has been using some simple tools which became worn out and its frequent break-downs decreased his work productivity, much less the power shortage that hindered his work a lot. 

Compensating for Antoine's loss by supporting him with new equipment and an electrical generator will improve his income and give him and his family the chance to settle down and have a stable livelihood. 

Mini Pick-up Truck


Ziad worked as a floor tiler for 17 years between many different countries until he had a critical health condition that prevented him from continuing in this profession that requires a lot of physical effort. In 1997, he opened an electrical devices shop in Wadi Al-Sayeh neighborhood near his house, his business was very successful and everything went well but the war started and he lost his shop. 

By 2011, staying in Wadi Al-Sayeh was no longer safe and Ziad was...


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Pick-up Truck


The cruel war forced many people to live far away from their families and children, seeking better income to afford decent living conditions.

Dekran Kendmian worked in maintenance and his salary was good enough to meet his daily expenses, but with the beginning of the war, his profession was affected badly and he became unable to afford the basic needs.

Dekran couldn’t stand watching his children deprived of having a good life or proper education, so he decided to travel to Lebanon...


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Shoemaking Workshop


For more than 27 years of experience as a shoemaker, Elias Alhelo has devoted all his life to the sake of his family and his three daughters Maha, Ayda, and Hanin.

They lived in Aldekhanyeh area in peace where Elias had his workshop and the profit was sufficient to secure a decent life for them.

Unfortunately, after the beginning of the crisis, things started to worsen gradually until the year 2014, when armed groups entered Aldekhanieh and started to shoot at the houses...


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Coffee and Nuts Shop


"Being responsible for a lovely family with two little girls under current circumstances in Syria is something very difficult, it breaks your heart not to be able to secure the simplest needs of life and see your daughters growing in deprivation."

All that George was seeking for, is to secure a decent living for his family. Unfortunately, within the economic crisis in the country, no matter how hard he worked he couldn’t afford even the daily food.

In the previous years of...


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Sewing Workshop


“Either you challenge life or let it defeat you”

The words of a woman who was hit by life’s hardships many times and came out stronger and wiser.

Clemance Akhras is 46, a widowed mother of two, Mouna 23, and Naser 22. She used to live happily with her family in Aleppo, working as a seamstress to help her husband with the living expenses.

With the start of war in 2011, her husband passed away from a heart attack, leaving Clemance heartbroken and...


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Stationery Shop


For 23 years, Nawal worked as a teacher to many generations who learned from this wise woman, she didn’t just teach them the typical curriculum but also planted true values of life in their mind and you can see that from her sons whom, despite the difficult financial and living condition of the country, were supported by their mother to become successful in their education. Hani is now in the third year of Agriculture Engineering, Fady is in the first...


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Nail Beauty Salon


Jana and her family had a quiet, peaceful life in their home in the city of Sednaya.

Unfortunately, this situation changed completely two years ago as Jana's father passed away from a heart attack, after that the family began a journey of pain and misery.

Before their tears dried, they were asked to leave their home because it was given to the father as a work benefit, so they were left without shelter or support. They moved to the city of Damascus,...


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Foodstuff Kiosk


Whenever you go to Al-Dwalaa neighborhood, you see Mousa Barhoum smiling, full of determination, standing beside a small kiosk next to the sidewalk from early morning hours until late evening, selling goods, on one leg after losing the other due to a health problem.

Mousa was working as a maintenance and procurement worker in Al-Mashrabiya restaurant in Bab Touma, his income was good enough to meet his family's expenses and his daughters’ education. But In 2015, Mousa suffered from vascular ischemia...


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Hairdressing Salon


In 2010, Tony left his village and headed to the city of Damascus with hope and determination to make a change in the life of his family. He settled in Al-Dwalaa neighborhood and started to work in any available job and send most of his wages to his mother and brother who suffers from sight disability. 

Unfortunately in the first years of the war the security situation in Damascus deteriorated badly, and soon after, he was asked to serve in Hama.

Tony...


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Taxi


Wissam Wakim is married to Rasha Mousa, together they have a cute little kid called Marcus.

Wissam has worked as a goldsmith since 1996, but after the beginning of the war in Syria this profession became unprofitable so he traveled to Lebanon in 2011 and started to work as a private driver for a Lebanese family. 

Unfortunately, after about four years, the family traveled abroad and Wissam became jobless, so he returned to Syria where he got employed as a driver between...


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Teaching Class


Life is about moving on, accepting changes, and looking forward to what makes you stronger and more complete.

That’s what could be concluded from the life journey of Wassim Nanaa, a 37-year-old man who was struggling for the last decade to survive. Wassim was living along with his mother and two brothers in Al-Dwalaa area, working as a hairstylist with his brother and their work was good enough to secure them a decent life.

Wassim was like any young man of his...


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Distributing Foodstuffs


Firas Haddad, 46, lives with his mother in a modest house in Jaramana, Damascus countryside.

as a child, Firas went through very difficult circumstances as he was exposed to a fire accident in his childhood that caused severe burns on his hands and face. He has undergone many surgeries since then and still suffers from deformities, but it didn't prevent him from working or having a normal life.

In 2010, Firas started working as a salesperson using his small car, and even...


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Pickup Truck


"I always trust God’s will in my life and reconcile with all my struggles, the one who believes…. will always survive” With those words, Emil began telling us his tragic story.

Emil Philips is 51 years old, married with two kids Thomas and Maroska. Emil and his family are Egyptians living in Syria; he originally came to Syria from his home country Egypt in 2010 to find better career opportunities. He got employed as a food officer at Albal Hotel in...


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