Teresa Carcamo and Ramon Santos
Life had reached a point of desperation when the AMWAY™ business opportunity presented itself to salon owners Ramon Santos (who also drove a cab) and Teresa Carcamo. Their dreams of happiness and a brighter future had all but been swept away, like so many piles of hair clippings.
Ramon, who was estranged from Teresa at the time, saw hope and second chances in the opportunity. “We came here more than 20 years ago for the American Dream,” he remarks. Ramon hoped Teresa would see the same thing.
At first, she resisted. But after sampling some of the products from the ARTISTRY® skincare and cosmetics line, she was sold. “I absolutely fell in love with the quality!” Teresa replies.
“The more we learned about the products” – especially the NUTRILITE® line of nutritional supplements – “the more we realized that building an AMWAY business was about living a healthier life as well,” comments Ramon.
The couple, who’d never taken supplements before, started with DOUBLE X®. “We realized how wonderful they are,” says Ramon, who “always used to feel tired.” After he was diagnosed with diabetes, they added several other products, including Glucose Health.
Today, “My blood pressure and blood sugar are completely normal!” he reports. Since leaving their jobs last year, they’re also able to eat better and go to the gym every day.
Not only have Ramon and Teresa grown closer as a couple through their AMWAY business, they’ve also watched it enhance their relationships with their children, Max (an Emerald) and Lidia (a Platinum). “They saw how we changed for the better and wanted the same for themselves,” Teresa says.
Besides future trips to Maui, Peter Island, and their native El Salvador, “I’m especially excited about one we’re planning with my parents to the Holy Land,” Teresa says. “We feel so blessed by this business. It transforms people’s lives!”