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

Photography


While the 28-years-old Fehmi spends his time in his daytime job of car-body retail shop, he has a different career ambition that he works on in the afternoons. It is a career inherited from his father a long time ago; it started back when he was still little and his father took him along whenever he had events to shoot. Fehmi became fond of the camera and the photography domain, and despite the fact that life forced him to take...


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Metal Lathing Machine


Being the sole provider for a family of five is a heavy burden, upon the shoulders of the 42-years-old, father of two Semaan who has always been a hard working machinist doing metal works and milling to secure his family’s livelihood.

Semaan started his career in the early nineties in Al-Arkoub working for a local workshop. The only time he was left jobless was twenty years later when the war reached Aleppo city and Al-Arkoub was one of the first areas to...


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Water filtration Systems


A self-made man knows how to start from scratch, explore a new field of knowledge, and build a successful career. This hard and at the same time rewarding journey of Ghassan’s has started in 2006, when he lost his job in a retail company, it was a turning point. Ghassan started an internship in a filtration company with a dream of building his own business. It wasn’t easy, but for a man who has determination and perseverance, nothing was not...


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Lathing Machinery


Despite his 30 years of experience in the metal discs manufacturing, the 58-years-old George shereiki had never owned his independent workshop. George entered this domain in 2002, in Al-Ramouseh industrial area where he used to work for a local workshop owner for more than 12 years, but when war came along, it brought destruction and loss to everyone’s life, George wasn’t an exception, his workplace was destroyed and for two years George became unemployed. After losing any hope of going...


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Sewing Machines


Rita’s family has suffered a lot during the war, their agony started in 2016, when she and her husband Hagop were injured by a mortar shell explosion. Rita’s healing process took more than four years to go back to normal again but the worse was Hagop’s situation, his injuries have caused permanent damage and he lost his leg and his hand was hurt too. 

Hagop, who used to be the main provider of the household, lost his ability to work. In...


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Laser Cutting machine


Bassil Faced all the harsh events in his life with great patience and resilience to make his long-deferred dreams come true.

In 2010, Bassil was called to serve his mandatory military service, but this period stretched for more than 5 years because of war. Due to his health condition, Bassil was discharged and was ready to go back to his life but unfortunately nothing remained the same after four years of war. Their house was damaged, and his job was lost.

Bassil...


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Car Mechanics


Al Raqqa is one of the cities in Syria that has gone through the worst conditions, many people were thinking of immigration and others were internally displaced across the country seeking safety and stability.

Razek, the father of Odile and Fattouh, sent his children to Aleppo and he stayed in Raqqa trying to protect his properties there, but because of the aggravation of the situation, he was forced to leave his home and his workshop and move to Aleppo without knowing...


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Metal Lathing Machine


Hanna, 35-years-old father of two has a long experience in heavy machinery maintenance. back in 2002, he met his employer and started learning about repairing machinery which requires knowledge of its working mechanism and at the same time how to fix and assemble any broken pieces. After nine years the war hit Syria, Hanna lost his job, and to be able to financially survive he started working in a local mall. After a while he decided to go to Lebanon...


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Sewing Workshop


When Fadi’s house was hit with a destructive weapon, the 43-years-old man took his mother Dalal and moved to Tartous city, to escape the death and horror that was everywhere in Aleppo. 

Fadi has always worked in the clothes manufacturing business in one way or another, first in 2004, he entered the domain as a salesman then when he gained good experience in it and moved to Tartous where he opened his own retail shop. Slowly his work grew and he...


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Silver Crafting


The war couldn’t stop in front of the ambitious young Elias, who was working with his father in their silver crafting workshop, in their hometown; Idleb. He learned all about this profession from his father in addition to studying English literature and playing basketball, which unfortunately he had to quit due to a leg injury. 

After ten years in the silver crafting domain, Elias and his family were forced to flee their extremely dangerous city; which meant losing all their properties...


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Plumbing Equipment


Besides the devastating direct effects of war, there are other collateral damages that the war caused not many of people are aware of, like losing several crafts. This is what happened to Pierre. 

Pierre used to work in heating systems installation and maintenance, he and his brother shared a shop and each of them was specialized in different services, Pierre was specialized in radiators, while his brother was a plumber. But by 2011 their shop’s location became under heavy fires, and...


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Hairdressing kit


When it came to choosing his profession, Aboud made his decision a long time ago when he started working in several beauty salons while still young. Aboud was enthusiastic, ready to learn and eager to be a well-known hairdresser. His dreams were big and his ambitions were high but, unfortunately, the war had put him still. In 2015, to escape the dangers of Aleppo, Aboud and his parents went to Marmarita for couple of weeks only to extend their stay...


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Fast Food Shop


This family’s life was changed forever and they won’t forget that day when they lost their beloved ones in the blink of an eye. The family was living a lovely life at their house in Al-Hamidia until the vicious war forced them to flee to a village near Homs where they stayed in a rented apartment and thought they would be safe away from war dangers. 

Unfortunately, the unexpected happened! While his father and his sister were sleeping peacefully, a malfunction...


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Mini-Market


After being a manager for five years in the KSA, Saeed’s life was suddenly changed forever when he lost his dream job because of a brain hemorrhage. Saeed lives with his wife and their three daughters, and he is the only provider for the family which started from scratch after losing everything they had.

Opening a mini-market was his decision and with the experience he had, his shop became very popular, and what really made it special was his excellent service...


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Barber Shop


Kabalan had a dream to open his own salon since he was young and worked very hard to make his dream come true. He started learning about hairstyling when he was 16 years old, through that time he used to save money and buy tools and equipment to prepare for his future salon.

Kabalan is a single young man, he lives with his grandmother and his aunt and he is the only provider for the family. At the beginning of the...


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Cleaning Materials


“Life is like a boxing fight, the last man standing wins.” with these words Joseph described his life, he is a married man and a father of two boys; Ghassan (13 years) and Marcus (10 years), he worked as a wall painter since 2007 in many different cities around Syria. As it is known, this job requires a lot of physical effort which caused him many health problems and he couldn’t continue anymore in this tiring field. With very simple...


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Plastic Houseware Shop


Asaad worked in his shop for plumbing equipment for 29 years, he lives with his family of four, and he is the only provider for them. In 2019 he decided to move back to Al-Hamidia (his parents’ neighborhood) and opened a plastic houseware shop where his wife would help him. 

This shop was the only one in the area and things were going good, but Asaad became unable to provide it with more goods due to the economic crisis which appeared after the war and caused a sharp increase in prices. Supporting this project during these hard circumstances will be the push that Asaad needs to save his business and continue his life in a stable way. 

Mini-Market


Working for 28 years as a floor tiler affected Rami’s health a lot, he became unable to proceed in this profession and this decision was very hard to take as the only provider for his old parents.

In 2018, Rami opened a mini-market and started working with the help of his father, this mini market gained a great reputation and had many strong points like knowing what exactly the clients’ need, in addition to its good location in a crowded area. Unfortunately, the continuous price changes weakened Rami’s project and his mini-market had a shortage of lots of basic commodities and the sales rate dropped tremendously.

Supporting his mini-market will definitely improve his business and affect the family’s life positively. 

 

 

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 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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Cars Repairing Workshop


Suleiman lives with his family of six; his father, his wife and 3 daughters. In 2012, the industrial area became very dangerous and he couldn't reach his workshop for car repairs that he had opened there back in 1998, when the family's journey with displacement had started.

the family fled to a village near Homs where they had to stay at their relatives' place with another 6 families for 3 months, being the sole breadwinner, Suleiman rented a workshop there but...


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Makeup Kit


Noura who studies psychological counseling is the youngest girl in her family, she lives with her parents after her three brothers traveled abroad searching for job opportunities to help their father in supporting the family during the hard economic circumstances.

Noura as well thought of a way to provide her own income, especially that her father has many health problems so she decided to use her skills in doing makeup, her mother who encouraged and believed in her talent helped her in...


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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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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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