Sreekumar and Lakshmi Natarajan
A business built on love – “Because of this business, we found each other,” shares Lakshmi Natarajan. She might add: “And so much more.”
Lakshmi and Sreekumar grew up about 20 minutes from each other in the same city in India but never met. He came to the United States to earn a master’s degree in chemical engineering. She came a year later in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in biology – at the same school. They still might never have met if it hadn’t been for an opportunity they both decided to pursue: Amway.
“I saw in it the opportunity to make some extra cash without affecting my career,” he says.
Before long they were introduced, and the rest, as they say, is history.
“Down the road, we began to understand that if we built it right, our business could create a sustainable income for our family,” Sreekumar notes.
“The No. 1 thing our Amway™ business has given us is the ability to dream and achieve our goals together,” he says. “No. 2 is the opportunity for Lakshmi to be home with our daughter, Divya (3) – and me, too, eventually – and to be able to raise her in a family-friendly environment. And three is for us to participate in an upright business that’s built through relationships, sacrifice, and extending a helping hand.”
Sreekumar and Lakshmi enjoy the flexibility their business provides for travel. “We don’t have the pressure to try to get off of work,” he says.
“We have a team coming up in India,” she adds, “so it’s nice that we have the means to get home more.”
Besides looking forward to seeing more of the world – like Hawaii, Europe, and Australia – the couple is most excited about “seeing people grow and prosper through this business,” he states.
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