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

Ironsmith Workshop


When Fadi inherited the family's business from his father, he never knew that someday he will have to start over from scratch. The workshop was located in Al-Ramuseh industrial area and their specialty was heavy-trailers manufacturing and maintenance. But in 2012 everything was gone; the building was damaged by shells and the machinery were stolen. Their family also suffered, Fadi’s parents immigrated so the family was torn apart and Fadi himself sought safety in Marmarita during 2014-2015 where he had...


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Sewing Workshop


Rami Haddad is like most middle-class workers, battling against the blundering economics and trying to provide for his family of three and his mother whom they live with. During the war, Rami’s work suffered from an immense set-back. The whole chaotic situation resulted in great losses in business; many of Rami’s old clients fled the country without paying him, and many merchandise shipments were confiscated on the unsafe highways between Syrian cities. Eventually Rami had to close his workshop and...


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Metal Welding Workshop


Jameel was one of the craftsmen whose career was severely disrupted because of the Syrian war. Prior to 2012, Syria was heading toward developing its economy; large companies and industries were being built and many well-known artisans like Jameel were having thriving businesses more than ever. However, when war started everything changed. The nature of Jameel’s work was affiliated with industrial facilities, huge gas or water pipe lines' installation project across cities and oil tanks manufacturing projects. this type of...


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Food Place


Despite all difficulties, the 35-years-old Boutros was determined to reopen his local restaurant in Al-Serian neighborhood after being closed for a long time because of war. In those dark years the whole city was in danger, restaurants were closing and life became hard on every aspect. Boutros decided to leave Syria and go to Lebanon, until Aleppo becomes safe again. When Boutros and his wife came back to Aleppo, they settled in his family’s house with his parents, and became...


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Carpentry machines


Nemaan Fannoun is a well-known carpenter with a nearly 40-years-old experience, who fought against all circumstances and managed to make his business survive during the war. Nemaan’s resilience and determination doesn’t mean that he did not suffer, on the contrary, he and his brother lost their cars when shells were constantly falling in their neighborhood and their houses were damaged too, and like all the families they went through financial difficulties specially that they had to take care of their...


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Sewing Machines


The hard circumstances of war and the financial crisis forced the 47-years-old Rima to go back to her maiden profession in tailoring and clothes’ packaging business. 

In the beginning of war, her husband lost his business, when his workshop became under armed groups’ control and later got stolen and destroyed, the family of six started spending from their savings but after two years they had to find another source of income. That’s why Rima started asking her old acquaintances if they...


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Silver Crafting Tools


Khatchir is the head of his small family of four, along with his wife Rowaida, daughter Eliza and son George, they all live in Serian neighborhood. Since they belong to the middle class, the financial crisis of the long war had put a devastating tall on them. 

Due to the high rents, the family had to live in a small, unhealthy underground apartment for a long time. The bad conditions of the apartment did not suit the son, George, who suffers...


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Sewing machines


Gamal is a mother of two, who has a long experience in the sewing field. She had entered this work long before she was married. First, she started doing tailoring for customers but when her own sewing machine was worn out and no longer in a working condition, she stopped for a while. However, her husband’s deteriorating health, which coincided with the start of the war forced her to look for jobs in sewing workshops in order to make a...


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Taxi


From an early age, George and his brother Fadi had to face the hardships of life instead of having a normal childhood, first they were separated from their parents at the age of five, then, life became even harder. 

The brothers who were living with their aunt and uncle, were shocked when they both were called to serve in the army at the same time. During his service, George was injured; a sniper's shot hit him just under his heart, and...


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Computerized Embroidery Machine


After the death of their father, Fadi and his brother George lived with their mother and became responsible of the household. 

Although the war years were not easy on Fadi, but he considers himself lucky that during those difficult times he and his loved ones stayed safe and he managed to keep his job and make a decent living to survive. 

Young Fadi has a long experience working in the embroidery field; he has been in this domain since 2001, when he...


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Barber’s shop


When he was only fifteen years old, Abboud wanted to learn all about hairstyling so after finishing his 9th grade he started working in a local barber’s shop. But what started as a summer job ended up to be a good career for Abboud who found himself enjoying working in this field. Abboud improved his skills and learnt a lot from all the salons he worked in through the past 5 years. His accumulated experiences and skills entitled him to...


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Block Manufacturing Factory


Rami was a manager at a plastic factory, when the war started in 2011, the factory was transferred to Jordan, and so was Rami. For four years Rami was settled in Jordan, but when the factory closed, he came back home. For a while Rami worked at different places as an accountant then he partnered with one of his relatives in a block manufacturing workshop. It was a new experience for him and he learned a lot during his work...


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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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