Sitting at the northern tip of South America, Colombia is the only country on the continent with coastlines along the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. With a population of nearly 48 million, Colombia is the third most populated country in South America. Unemployment levels have reached record lows at nine percent in recent years, however 13 million people live in poverty. Internal armed conflict has led to the displacement of 6.8 million people, making Colombia the world’s second largest population of internally displaced persons after Syria. Gender-based violence is rampant. Every year, tens of thousands of survivors of sexual violence face difficultly in getting access to health care services. The perpetrators of these crimes are rarely brought to justice.




3rd most

populated country in South America 

13 million

people live in poverty





From Colombia: Meet the Artisan



Founded in 2004, Mas+Diseno seeks to provide products for the home and office, day-to-day items, and other pieces for personal use to people around the world. Their main offices are located in the major cities of Bogota and Medellin in Colombia. Their ultimate goal is to represent Colombian brands and make them known globally. Mas+Diseno’s products have excellent quality, functionality, and design.



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