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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Maher’s life was turned upside down when he and his younger brother were both called to serve in the army’s mandatory service in 2018. When the two brothers were away on fire lines, their mother Soaad could not bear the thoughts that her sons are in danger everyday, the fear for their lives and the difficulties of living alone as her husband passed away since the boys were small children, all this affected her health and caused her a heart...


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Eshak and his wife Amira are blessed with two boys and a girl, living in their house in Al-Midan, the couple consider themselves lucky to survive the vicious war with only some material losses. 

One of the losses was Eshak’s metal crafting workshop in Bustan Al-Basha, which was severely damaged and robbed-off completely during the years of war. 

When Eshak heard that his workshop was looted while being out of reach, he knew that he should think of another way to make...


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Silver Crafting Tools


Although young George lives a quiet life with his mother in their family house in Al-Midan, but the long years of war were anything but quiet; their neighborhood had suffered from the shelling for many years and George and his mom were alone in those hard times, since his father had passed away when he was a kid and his older sisters are married abroad. Going through war and being responsible for his mother, made George mature early in life. 

Despite...


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Car Tuning Equipment


Hrant, his wife Rita and their six-years-old daughter Nathalia are one of many young families who had to tackle on hardships of war from their early start. Soon after getting married Hrant and his wife escaped Aleppo city seeking safety in Mashta Al-Helou in Homs’ countryside and remained there for more than four years. It was during that time their house in Aleppo was hit by a shell, luckily they were out of the city when the incident happened.

Hrant wanted...


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Vecken has been battling with the hardships of life to take care of his wife and two boys; Garo and Hagop. The war may have ceased in the fighting sense, but its impact on families is still overwhelming. 

Through the first years of war hundreds of shells were falling in their neighborhood, the building in front of theirs was destroyed by one of those shells and their house was severely damaged. Those explosion terrifying sounds affected their youngest son’s physiological health...


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Elias’s memories of war may be more tragic than the rest of Syrian families because of all the things the family of four had to go through from the falling shells, to the fear and horror to the tragic drowning of Elias’s father in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to escape war back in 2014.

The death of the father put all the responsibilities on Elias and his sister shoulder. They were both young students. The siblings were forced to drop...


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Cake and Pastries


George made a courageous decision when he chose to walk away from his academic studies and follow his passion in culinary arts. Not having any experience in the kitchen, George had to climb the ladder one step at a time. First, he started in a cake factory then slowly improved his position and specialized in sweets' making and learned all about baking skills.

Another courageous decision George took, is to start a family despite the economic crisis we are in. The...


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Laser Cutting Machine


Joseph is a graduated architect, but besides his studies he has always been a hardworking and self-dependent man.

His father had lost his workshop and the machinery, and when the family lost their livelihood, Joseph started seriously considering having a full-time job. First, he volunteered with an organization then in 2018 he started working on a laser cutting machine. Utilizing his designer skills, Joseph started making a living by selling architectural models, wooden accessories and many other items. The problem arose...


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Antoine’s family went through horrendous events during the war. The family used to live in an extremely dangerous neighborhood and Antoine used to work in Al-Sheikh Maksoud as a blacksmith. One of the first losses was Antoine’s livelihood income. Then in 2014 Antoine’s son was kidnapped, it was a devastating and frightening experience that forced Antoine to sell his house just to pay the ransom money. 

Luckily the young man was released soon after, but Antoine was left unemployed and homeless....


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George who is originally from Aleppo, has been living in Al-Raqqa for years. When the war started and the city became under the armed groups control, George lost everything; his car mechanics’ workshop, house and car were all gone with a blink of an eye. George was trapped in AL-Raqqa for a while, and it was an unforgettable experience, fortunately he was eventually able to flee and come back to his home town Aleppo where his family live.

When George arrived...


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Dentistry Clinic


The 31-years-old dentist, is defying all the hardships and doing his best to establish a successful clinic, in a time where the economic situation is so unstable after ten years of ongoing war. One of the main obstacles that stand between George and his dream clinic is the high costs of material and equipment in his field of work. Up-to-date machines are essential for his work but at the same time are very expensive which a newly graduate, self-made dentist like George can’t afford.

While George made huge steps and opened his clinic with the basic and available kit, this fund came in a perfect timing to enable him complete his tools and equipment and give him the financial support necessary to start a long promising career ahead.

Sewing Machines


Dalal is a single lady who lives with her older sister Bahija. Dalal entered the tailoring field back in 1984 when she started working in a sewing workshop. Days passed by and Dalal improved her skills and became a supervisor of over than 30 workers. Sadly, during the first couple of years of war the workshop closed as it was located in an area under the fire and shells, she lost her job and the only source of income. However,...


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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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