Alex & Raquel Durán – Emerald
Raquel Durán recalls the moment she experienced the dream-fulfilling power of an AMWAY™ business.
She and Alex were enjoying a hard-earned trip to Disney World with their son. “All his life, Jesus dreamed of going there,” she says. But financing that dream on her income as a day care provider and Alex’s house cleaning business was simply impossible.
That’s why they’d been working hard at their AMWAY business – to qualify for the Achievers conference at Disney World.
When reality began to sink in during the trip Jesus, crying, hugged and thanked his parents “for making his dream come true.” Of Achievers ’09, Raquel jokes, “No tears this time, probably because he’s 15!”
The power of this business to change lives, however, is no joking matter, Alex contends. When the economy began to nosedive, many of the homes he cleaned went into foreclosure. Their AMWAY business acted as their safety net – one they could extend to others.
“We’ve been able to help many people,” he says, but the Duráns (originally from Venezuela) are acutely aware of the needs in the world. “We’d especially like to help disadvantaged children, through sponsorship and also adoption.”
Their dog Angel barks as if in agreement. “Guess we shouldn’t forget to mention the other member of our family,” Raquel says, laughing.
The average monthly gross income earned by “active” IBOs was $115 (U.S.)/$181 (CAN.).
The percentage of IBOs who achieved Double Diamond and above qualification in FY08 was .0038%.
Based on an independent survey during 2001, approximately 66% of all IBOs of record were found to be active. “Active” means an IBO attempted to make a retail sale, or presented the Amway Independent Business Owner Compensation Plan, or received bonus money, or attended a company or IBO meeting in the year 2000.
“Gross Income” means the amount received from retail sales, minus the cost of goods sold, plus the amount of Performance Bonus retained. There may be significant business expenses, mostly discretionary, that may be greater in relation to income in the first years of operation. The success depicted may reflect income and investments outside the IBO Plan.
Emerald Income Disclosure