From Homeless to Hope – Juan & Blanca Murillo

Texas, “It hurts to tell the story of what we went through,” admits Blanca Murillo. “But maybe telling it will be an encouragement to others to  consider building an AMWAY™ business of their own.”

Blanca and Juan’s story begins 21 years ago, when as young parents of five children they immigrated to the U.S. “We came to this country for better opportunities,” she says; the last thing they wanted was a handout.

Juan picked strawberries for a while, and then began installing and cleaning carpets. Blanca took work in housekeeping at a hotel. “Life was very stressful,” she says. “The money was never enough.” Then they lost their apartment. “Nobody wanted to rent to us when they found out we now had six kids,” he says. In order to secure a new apartment, he and Blanca needed to save up the deposit and first and last month’s rent.

“We lived in a park for four months. We would bathe the children in a public restroom before taking them to school,” Juan recalls with great pain in his voice. “I thank God for letting me find this business” when they were still homeless.

Today, Juan dreams of taking Blanca to Paris “to give her the honeymoon she deserves.” Their children are grown and are now parents themselves; in fact, the Murillos have 18 grandchildren! Best of all, all six kids are building AMWAY businesses of their own. “I can imagine all of the kids and grandkids with us at Walt Disney World® or in Hawaii!” he exclaims.

“Yes, material things are important, but the most important thing is family,” he says.  “Our AMWAY business gives us opportunities to spend more time with each other and our family.”

The average monthly gross income earned by “active” IBOs was $115 (U.S.)/$181 (CAN.).

The success depicted may reflect income and investments outside the IBO Compensation Plan. Approximately 66% of all IBOs of record were found to be active.* The percentage of IBOs who achieved Founders Executive Diamond and above qualification in FY08 was .00565%.

*Based on an independent survey during 2001, “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.

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7 Comments

  • PRIMA MOSELY

    Your story is very encouraging and inspiring! It takes the complaints right out of my mouth. I have never been homeless, so to come out of that situation, and build a business, you are to be commended!!

  • guiovanny & vanessa marin

    I’m so happy and proud we have Juan & Blanca Murrillo as your Esmerald. As I read their story it made me reflect and keep building this business,So that for one day my husband and I can have the TIME to enjoy our family. God bless Juan and Blanca

  • Los admiro mucho porque salieron adelante y vencieron todos los retos que tuvieron . siempre me hablan de ustedes con orgullo y k son unos triunfadores espero que pronto los conosca en persona. dios los bendiga.

  • Edith Y Roberto Cervantes

    Me siento tan orgullosa de ustedes, son mi ejemplo a seguir, mis heroes. Le doy gracias a Dios por ser hija de unos CAMPIONES que han hecho todo por salir adelante y desmostrar que SI SE PUEDE!!. Que Dios me los cuide y los vendiga donde quiera que estes mostrando esta bendita oportunidad que llego a nuestras vidas.

    Los AMO!

    Edith Murillo Cervantes :)

  • Alma Alvarado

    Me siento orgullosa de tenerlos como mis padres estoy agradecida primeramente con DIOS por darme unos padres como ustedes. Gracias a DIOS que un dia les permitio escuchar esta informarcion sobre amway..Ustedes dos son el mejor ejemplo que tengo para seguir luchando por mis suenos y los de mis hijos los amo con todo mi corazon y gracias mami y papi por mostrarme esta oportunidad a mi y a mi esposo… LOS ADMIRO Y LOS RESPETO QUE DIOS SIGA HABRIENDO PUERTAS POR QUE SE QUE ESTE NEGOCIO ES DE BENDICION PARA TODO EL QUE HABRE SU CORAZON………CAMPIONES ****VAMOS PARA DIAMANTES PONIENDO A CRISTO POR DELANTA….

  • Gracias por todo el apoyo que hemos recibido de ustedes y que Dios los llene de bendiciones para que mas gente pueda conocer esta oportunidad Exito y muchas felicdades

  • Ayer que escuchamos esta historia maravillosa, Los dimos cuenta que todo se puede lograr con un sueno de dolor como dijo Blanca. Son un ejemplo a segir porque yo ten 2 hijos y mi meta es luchar para que ellos no sufran y que se logren meter en este negocio de oportunidades como lo isieron todos los hijos de Juan y Blanca. Felicidadez y algun dia los beremos en las playas de el mundo! =D

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