Micro PROJECTS

Micro PROJECTS

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.

Mobile Phones Store


Abed Ahmar (35 years old) lives with his wife Najla and their little son Adib in Al-Suleymanieh area, anyone who knows the area remembers how hard things were in the years between 2013-2015 on all the residents, and Abed’s family was not an exception. 

Their last night in their apartment was horrendous, on April 2015, the mortar shell attacks became intolerable, people were afraid of losing their lives or their loved ones. One night Abed started hearing usual explosion sounds, they...


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Computers Maintenance


The wide spread of technology, smart phones and portable computers, made the need for these devices’ maintenance services a necessity. Many people like Essam Ishak entered this field of work relying on the rapid development of this particular domain. At first (in 1991) when he started, mobile phones were the upcoming trend, he cultivated his skills in mobile maintenance, software and program installations, then with the internet availability the laptops were the next wave to catch if anyone like Essam...


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Sewing Workshop


For 18 years, George Abd Almassih worked in the clothes sale business, the long years of experience made the 55-years-old man familiar with all aspects of the clothes manufacturing and distribution field. The recent years of war had its daunting impact on the industry but George had always been determined to defy the hardships and stay in the domain that he loves and chose to be in for approximately 2 decades. However, the economic restrictions were not the sole effect...


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Taxi


For twelve years straight, Bashir used to drive Al-Enaya students to their school, but like every other person in Aleppo city his life was changed with the start of the war. 

The struggle of providing the fuel for cars and the bad situation of closed streets and unsafety of almost every single neighborhood, forced the 60-years-old Bashir to park his taxi and look for another job that would bring food to the table. In the same neighborhood where he lives in...


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Taxi


Naeem Ahmar is 43 years old, together with wife Rima, the couple were blessed with their son George (7 years old). 

Naeem is a paperwork facilitator, he has been working in this domain since 2000, he first started with an office specialized in this field, but when the war started in 2011-2012, the office was closed down and Naeem worked independently since then. However, in this field of work a practicing license is required and Naeem didn’t have one, which made...


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Embroidery Machine


Things were difficult for the Michel’s family from the very beginning, when they started their married life during the war time.

Michel worked in the embroidery business since 1997 in Arkoub area, but sadly in 2012 he lost the workshop after the whole area was out of reach.

“I lost my house during the war in Sheikh Maksoud area in 2014, and also my workshop with all the equipment that was in the shop so I rented a machine for two years...


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Physiotherapy Devices


Physiotherapy is a domain that requires both medical knowledge and physical strength combined.

Abdalla Afessa chose this field as his career since early age, in 2014, Abdalla entered the Medical institute to specialize in the physiotherapy department. A year later Abdalla started his professional journey working with Al-Ihsan benevolent organization in a mobile medical center; one of the first of its kind in Aleppo that offered physiotherapy for war-injured people, it was a unique experience for the 25-years-old Abdalla, he cultivated...


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Women's Clothes


Antoinette Al-Shahin and her husband George Kerbaj found themselves in an empty nest after their two boys left the country during the war; after finishing their university studies, the boys were struggling, Antoinette and George were also desperate to make sure that their precious sons get a better future as the war was slowly crawling into the lives of Syrian civilians. The only place they were able to send their kids to was Venezuela, in order to cover the travel...


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Car Repairing


Sarkis Najarian (36 years old) used to work with his father in the family’s workshop for car maintenance, when the family business took a hit, Sarkis and his father financial stability was shaken strongly. In 2012, their workshop in Bustan Al-Basha (which they owned since 1999) was destroyed, all the material and supplies were stolen and the family lost their livelihood.

Two long years passed, in that period they remained without a job, living through the hardest times that Aleppo city...


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Taxi


The importance of having financial stability increased after Jimmy Drekha (30-years-old) got married on October 2019, he has his own family now and is responsible of providing for it.

Due to the ongoing war situation Jimmy and his family went through a lot, their residence was in Al-Suleymanieh an area where shells and missiles became a part of the daily life of the neighborhood’s residents. More than once the falling death shells caused damage to the doors and windows of their...


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Sewing Machines


People who come from villages like Yakubiyah and its surroundings, know about land loss and war agony more than we can even imagine, one of these people are Siroun Elias, with her husband Sembat and their three daughters; Nayiri, Talar and Nanar.

Siroun is a 43-years-old lady currently works in tailoring and embroidery in multiple local workshops to provide for her family, alongside her husband Sembat who works in a bolt’s manufacturing workshop. The couple have had some financial difficulties, when...


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Aluminum Workshop


Karim Ward is a craftsman that is specialized in customizing Aluminum doors, windows and all kinds of home items. He also is a father of three sons; Michael, Andre and Peter. The war not only brought destruction to their 5th floor house, but also torn apart his family when the twins had to leave their parents and younger brother and go to Lebanon couple of years after the start of the war. The family moved to a relative’s house. 

Karim is...


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