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

Dental Laboratory


After his father’s illness, Nazaret had to carry great responsibilities such as caring for his father’s treatment costs, caring for his elderly mother, as well as repairing his house, which was severely damaged by the falling shells. Unfortunately, Nazaret’s father passed away, leaving his wife and son face the unknown future in times of war. 

Although Nazaret outlived the hardest days of war with minimal damage, but the financial difficulties prevented him from upgrading his business as he has long experience...


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Espresso shop


It wasn’t easy for the 55-years-old Edgar, the father of two daughters; Evon and Joelle to lose his rubber-molding workshop, machines and all equipment, when armed groups entered the area where his workshop was located and he found himself unemployed with no clue about what the future would be like for his family who completely depend on him for their income. 

Edgar didn’t have the luxury of taking much time thinking, he had to act fast and find a financial solution...


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Arts and wooden crafts


Art has always been a huge part of Fadi’s life, it is a talent which he recognized and tried to develop specially that it became the thing that made him endure the toughest times of his life, when he was living far from his family in Latakia, Fadi sought out a mentor to teach him about Iconography and he started to have regular learning sessions in a monastery. Fadi indulged in painting and perfected his skills and slowly turned what...


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Car inspection computer device


Manan has spent the majority of his life in his cars maintenance workshop, from an early age, this self-made man started as a smart young boy and slowly grew to become a hardworking employee, then to be more like a contributor to the business. In fact, the only time Manan was separated from his workshop was during the war, only to escape the horrendous mortar shell attacks in 2014, when he fled to a small village near Tartous until the...


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Pickup truck


Yousef is 31 years old, father of "Abed" a lovely young boy. The former combat veteran most promising years were stolen from him when he was assigned in Damascus then later in Aleppo, to serve his reserve duty in war. The cruel experiences he went through had an unforgettable mark on Yousef’s life, but what will always stay in his memory is the multiple injuries he was exposed to in 2016, when the building he was assigned in was targeted...


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Taxi


One of the biggest challenges that face young individuals like Elias is the lack of resources and opportunities to build a career or prosper in a country beaten by war. 

Elias is 27 years old, who worked for a long time in office for driving licenses issuing. Although, it was a little far from his academic studies in the mechanical engineering institute, Elias’s job has made him closely knowledgeable about cars, and driving in general.

Being the sole provider of his family,...


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Sandwich Shop


For thirty years, Jebran Andrawos or “Abou Antoun” as everyone knows him has been diligent to offer his customers the best and most delicious food. His days used to start early with preparing his fresh ingredients, open his shop in Bustan Al-Basha and welcome his customers with hospitality and generosity. Jebran’s life was quiet and peaceful. His customers from all around the industrial neighborhood, would stop by his shop to enjoy his delicious food and chat with Jebran. And after...


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Sewing machines


Corona Virus changed the lives of many people around the world, not just being hazardous to people’s health but also by its impact on business. Nelly was one of those who became unemployed when the wave of the deadly virus hit Syria. 

Nelly needed that job desperately, she had gone through many excruciating events from her husband losing his workshop in a blink of an eye, to her house being hit by missile forcing her and her family to move from...


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Ironsmith workshop


Parenthood made the 34-years-old Rafi, defy the impossible to be a good provider for his wife Armineh and their two sons; Sako (10 years old) and Alec (5 years old). Rafi’s family business has always been in ironsmith, from an early age he learnt this craft from his father and contributed to the family’s work. But what made Rafi stand out from other craftsmen is that his specialty was manufacturing Amusement Park equipment. Unfortunately, for a city struck by war...


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Taxi


After 10 years of volunteering in police service, the last thing Diaa imagined was to be called to serve for six more years in what was labeled as the worse war of the century, the Syrian war. 

His quiet life in Homs city was flipped upside down when the war started. After leaving the police force, Diaa who is from Homs country side had just opened a shop and was thinking about settling down and starting a family, but God had...


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Taxi


When Haroutun’s shop in Al-Ramuseh was destroyed, during the early years of war, he was left without a job and without any clue on how to support his big family. He and his sons used to work in car mechanics, but with war arriving to Aleppo their workshop first became out of reach then destroyed due to the armed conflict in the area. Later with the vicious progress of war being unemployed was beginning to be the least of their...


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Taxi


Although it’s been ten years now, But Marderos can’t forget how war started suddenly and changed his family’s life forever. Tragedies started to fall upon them one after another and turned their lives into a nightmare. In The hardest days of 2015, when mortar shells were showering upon them, his daughter got injured and her injuries were severe and mainly in her abdomen, luckily she healed  after several shrapnel removing surgeries. Marderos also lost his brother by a mortar shell. 

The...


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Grains and Spices Shop


Toni used to work with his father at their spices shop for 20 years, this shop was very popular in the area and many clients used to visit them from all over the city, he was living happily with his wife and their three beautiful daughters at their home in Homs. When the cruel war began, his family was forced to flee to a village called “Rabah” where he started from Zero and as the sole provider for his family,...


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Sewing Workshop


"A very busy and filled with noisy machines workshop, has suddenly turned into a quiet and empty place"

In 1980, this workshop was opened by Nasser, who is a tailor and the sole breadwinner for his family of four, he was well-known for his wide experience in this profession and for providing many services like sewing and fashion designs.

the workshop used to be a source of livelihood for another two families as he hired employees to help him, he prepared his...


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Mini-Market and Dairy Shop


This family’s tragedy started when they were displaced from their village (Om-Sharshouh) leaving behind their whole life. Osama who is the only provider for his family of five and his parents had a restaurant in his village which later was completely destroyed with the start of the war. 

Since he moved to the city of Homs, he searched for a source of livelihood to provide for his family and tried working in many professions like wall painting, cars repairing and floor...


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Cotton Clothes Shop


Margaret is a married woman and a mother of two; a boy and a girl, all she cared about since her only daughter Nadia started studying at the university was encouraging her to continue her studies after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. 

Lately, life burdens became very heavy on her husband’s shoulders, who works in a mini-market. She found it necessary to help him during these tough circumstances, sometimes, she used to work with him in his shop and she gained a good experience in sales over time. Margaret applied to the Micro Projects to open a cotton clothes shop then got the suitable support to start her project which will enable her to stand beside her husband and help him in providing a better income for their children.

Blacksmith Workshop


Alber loved blacksmithing a lot until he mastered this skill because this profession was his passion, he started working in his workshop in Al-Bayada neighborhood since a very young age.

He was living with his wife Nariman, his son Yousef and his little daughter Angel a peaceful life in their house in Hamidia, when the war started they fled to a village near Homs in 2011. During this period Alber was in a car accident that caused him a serious injury...


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Coffee Shop


Her will to live was stronger than all the pain she went through, giving the greatest sacrifice by choosing to keep her baby instead of taking the cure as a pregnant woman, her name is Nisreen and she is a mother of two; Jessica and George. She was diagnosed with breast cancer while carrying her baby. Taking the treatment was harmful to him so she refused it, and completed her pregnancy with a lot of courage and patience. 

After her baby’s...


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Cotton Clothes Shop


Amal found herself the only responsible for her four children after her husband’s death; as a young single mother, she didn’t give up and did her best to ensure her children a dignified life. she took a loan and opened a cotton clothes shop in her village (Al-Qusayr) where this family used to live before the war. 

Amal raised her children on her own, their education was her highest priority, later they grew up and started working too. the family finally...


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Nail Care Kit


Nadia gained wide experience in the beauty field throughout the years and attended a lot of courses in different countries like France and Lebanon until she herself became a trainer, then she delivered her experience to many other girls in her country. the single woman lives with her mother and she is her sole support. When the war started in 2011, she was deprived of doing what she really loves, which had a great impact on her as she is...


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Beauty Salon


“Each person has dreams of having his own business project, but for me, my dream project became a necessity of living to provide for my son and ensure him a dignified life.”

Juliana is the sole provider for her son, who became her only family after she split-up with her husband, and now they’re living at her parents’ house. 

Since she was young, she enjoyed working in the domain of beauty as a hobby, but later she mastered working in this field...


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Air conditioning and Electrical Devices Maintenance


When the war started in Homs, Amin did his best to keep his two sons safe, and the only way for that was helping them to travel abroad where they could start a new life away from war dangers, this decision was very hard on him as a father to watch his children leave and be away from him. Amin worked in air conditioning and electrical devices maintenance since 1982, he made a great reputation throughout his long career. Although...


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Mini-Market


Shukri is a retired school teacher who lives with his wife Mouna and his twin sons; Rabih and Rami (13 years). After retirement he couldn’t stay without a job during the hard economic circumstances, so he thought of opening his small shop especially that it is located in Wadi Al-Sayeh (a neighborhood near Al-Hamidia), as a neighborhood newly emerged from war, Shukri took the advantage of having the only mini-market in the area where life was coming back.

Just like all...


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Cleaning Materials Distribution


Imad worked in selling clothes for six years and everything was going well for him, until the devastating war started and destroyed his shop completely. Being the sole provider for his wife and three children, he had no other choice but to use his car in goods distribution, without knowing that this job will become his new source of livelihood for a long time.

When COVID-19 began to spread, he noticed that the local market requires more sanitizers and cleaning products so he...


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