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(TEDx Talk with subtitles in English)
Walter Melendrez is a Bolivian ceramic artisan who founded his own business called Cerámicas Walter that produces little people and animal-inspired ornaments and pottery. He won several local prices and acknowledgements due his dedication and impact of his entrepreneurship. In his talk Walter tells the story of his life, filled with tragedy and downturns, but also with greatness and success due his perseverance throughout the years of his work. Still having a humble life, Walter ends this talk by showing which are his next goals in life, which are helping his community and even the indigenous people around the country.
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