Turquoise Mountain works to protect heritage and communities at risk around the world, and to provide jobs, education, and a renewed sense of pride.

Established in 2006 by The Prince of Wales, the charity focuses on historic areas and traditional crafts in four countries in Afghanistan, Myanmar, and the Middle East. Since 2006, Turquoise Mountain has restored over 110 historic buildings, employed and trained thousands of artisans and builders.

Since 2006, Turquoise Mountain has restored over 150 historic buildings, trained over 15,000 artisans, treated over 165,000 patients at our Kabul clinic, and supported and generated over $17 million in sales of traditional crafts to international clients, including Kate Spade and London’s Connaught Hotel. Turquoise Mountain has also curated major international exhibitions at museums around the world, from the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.

Turquoise Mountain has now built over 50 small businesses in Afghanistan, Myanmar, and the Middle East, supporting a new generation of artisan entrepreneurs who will not only drive economic development, but also preserve their unique cultures and traditions.

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