Reaching Emerald is a significant achievement, the result of sustained effort and successful leadership. As Emeralds, IBOs have demonstrated their ability to sell, recruit, train, motivate, and teach others to do the same. They have built healthy organizations and are reaping the rewards of their hard work.

Vanessa and Wilfredo Lazo

Vanessa and Wilfredo Lazo

Wilfredo and Vanessa are grateful for the Amway™ business because it has given them freedom. Wilfredo states, “We can work as many hours as we want and make as much money as we want, on our own time.” Elaborating, Vanessa says, “We have the freedom to dream, to build a better future.”

Claudette Reineta and Lionel Koeiman

Claudette Reineta and Lionel Koeiman

Lionel and Claudette remember receiving the first check from their Amway™ independent business. Holding it, Claudette said she realized the business really works, just as it was explained to her the day they signed up. From then on, she knew it was their responsibility to grow that check every month. With determination and hard work, they did, making new friendships and dreams come true along the way.

Varudhini and Sreeranga Kalavapalli

Varudhini and Sreeranga Kalavapalli

“The true measure of success is how many people are better off because of us,” says Sreeranga. “Thanks to our income from our Amway™ independent business, we’re able to find deserving students in India who are unable to pay college tuition and support them until they complete their education.”

Palitha and Mala Jayasinghe

Palitha and Mala Jayasinghe

Palitha and Mala met when they were students at a university in Memphis, where he attained his M.S. degree in computer science and she earned a Ph.D. in instructional design. With two young children and working long hours – Palitha as a senior software engineer and Mala as a teacher – they were “time broke.” Mala explains, “We were brought into the Amway™ business by close friends, and said yes at first only because we didn’t know how to say no!”

Meg and Colby Jacobs

Meg and Colby Jacobs

In addition to the financial rewards from their business, Colby and Meg Jacobs are grateful the business enables them to help others. Meg says, “The biggest blessing is the ability to ‘breathe life’ into people, to believe in them, and show them how capable they are of becoming leaders in every area of their life.” Colby adds, “What never gets old is seeing people’s eyes light up when they realize they can actually win with this business. Period.”

Sanglim Lee and Jihoon Han

Sanglim Lee and Jihoon Han

When Sanglim was first introduced to the Amway™ business at an event, she met an IBO leader who donated the monthly bonus she earned through the business to a charity. The leader mentioned she could do this because she was confident she would receive a bonus again next month. Sharing this leader’s strong desire to help others in life, Sanglim thought, “This is the business I want to do.”

Alejandro and Hilda Fajardo

Alejandro and Hilda Fajardo

For the Fajardos, the Amway™ business has given them the freedom to dream and visualize a better life for themselves and those they bring into the business. “This business is a gift for people looking for financial freedom,” Alejandro says. “It gives hope and restores faith. It helps people, no matter what their background or education, by providing a way to pursue their dreams if they’re willing to do the work.” Hilda adds, “It’s been a blessing.

Igor and Raisa Dutko

Igor and Raisa Dutko

When Igor and Raisa came to the United States from Ukraine years ago, they arrived with much hope. Yet Raisa wondered if they would ever have the means to visit their birthplace. Thanks to the growth of their Amway™ independent business, they have a family vacation to Ukraine planned for this summer. Raisa reports, “The entire family is going on this trip. We will be visiting our relatives and also meeting the orphans we support there.”

Sreedevi and Sudhakar Dereddy

Sreedevi and Sudhakar Dereddy

Empowered to empower others – Ask Sudhakar what he believes has helped him and Sreedevi succeed as IBOs and he replies, “I’m analytical, an independent thinker, and a hard worker. I’m not a quitter. Sreedevi is the more emotional and compassionate one. She goes out of her way to help others.”

Pili and Hugo Castellanos

Pili and Hugo Castellanos

Business With the Perfect Balance – “Being in this business is like magic,” says Hugo. “It gives us the freedom to live special moments with special people. It has completely changed our lifestyle and provided us with the perfect balance of income and time.”