Saving Babies – Jennifer Langen

 Jennifer Langen IBO since 2009

Jennifer Langen is smitten. As a new Amway Independent Business Owner in Missouri, she’s discovered she loves selling products people want – especially her current favorite, ARTISTRY® TIME DEFIANCE® Skin Refinishing Lotion. But what really makes her glow is the cause behind each sale.

During a 2007 mission trip to South Africa, she was working at an orphanage when an abandoned baby was brought in. “His bones were protruding. He was starving and sick with tuberculosis,” she says. “We could give him only drops of food at a time.” For nearly a year, Jennifer was part of an international volunteer team caring for him and up to 40 more babies at a time – many of them abandoned by parents dying of AIDS.

“We did everything,” she says. “We got them up, fed them, put them down for naps, changed and bathed them … it was like a lifetime crammed into 10 months.”

Upon returning to the U.S., the daughter of long-time IBOs Derrill and Judy Langen signed up to build an AMWAY business of her own, tapping online social networks and international contacts for sales and sponsoring. “It’s the perfect opportunity to fund my volunteer work,” she says, still haunted and inspired by that abandoned baby. “He would have been left on the street to die. That was when I realized how important this was.”

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.

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