Laurette van der Merwe found herself in a difficult position. She lost her self-confidence after experiencing some recurring health problems. Because of this, she found it difficult to find a steady job.
“I felt like a failure and didn’t even go out of my house to go and buy bread from the shop. I distanced myself from society. Financially, the family was also struggling and we lost our house and car.”
In 2004, an Avon Sales Manager in her area contacted her and offered her an opportunity to make a sustainable income as an Independent Representative. She hesitantly took the offer, still lacking confidence in herself. She found that recruiting people took her out of her comfort zone and began building confidence!
Within three years, she managed to earn a sizable income each month and grew her team to about 80 people, finally feeling confident!
“Not only did I have my own successful business, I also had more confidence than I have ever had in my entire life. I could finally fulfill my destiny: motivating people to become the best they could possibly be. This motivation was far beyond empowering themselves financially with Avon; I motivated them with my success story. My business with Avon enabled me to move from a 2-bedroom matchbox flat to a 4-bedroom house. I bought a car and I am also now in the position to send my daughters to university so they can get the education that I missed out on. Avon led to a better life for me as well as my family, not just financially, but also emotionally. It made me the person I am today.”
Avon truly helped Laurette regain the confidence she had lost.
Avon supports over 6 million Independent Representatives worldwide and is involved with various philanthropic initiatives that affect mostly women. In fact, the company has raised over $1 billion towards breast cancer screening, research and education globally as well as towards helping victims of abuse.
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