April 20, 2019
Julio El Ahmed, 80, repairs a pot, a service offered by his family business which has existed in the same place in the Boedo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina for 110 years. “I was born in this house. My father taught me the trade; I grew up with it as a child. I haven’t thought of retiring. I have a lot of love for this; I like the work—what I do,” El Ahmed says. With no one poised to take over the business as of now, El Ahmed says that its future is in the hands of fate.