German & Rosa Suárez – Emerald
Like many immigrants, German and Rosa Suárez did “anything and everything” to earn a living after arriving in the States. Although successful in their trades in the Dominican Republic (he owned an electrical engineering firm, she worked as a CPA), they never seemed to get ahead financially.
“My goal now is to break the chain of poverty in our family,” says German, who endured a five-year separation from Rosa and their four children (now grown) while waiting for paperwork to clear.
Once reunited, it became evident they needed a Plan B. Enter the AMWAY™ business opportunity.
“Since reaching Platinum, we’ve lived off our business,” he says, adding that they teach their IBOs to build wide and to balance sponsoring and retailing.
“I’ve always been interested in the benefits of nutritional supplements,” says Rosa, “so a large focus of our business is the NUTRILITE® vitamin, mineral, and dietary supplements. But we also love ARTISTRY® skin care, XS® Energy Drinks, and the eSpring® water purifier because of how they’ve enhanced our lives.”
And helped change their future for the better, she might add.
“My biggest fear used to be reaching this age and having to depend on our children to support us,” says German. Now they look forward to traveling the world and sharing the most important lesson they’ve learned: “There’s always hope for the future.”
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