Avon Representative testimonial
Laurette van de Merwe – Independent Avon Representative
Laurette van der Merwe had to undergo three hip replacement operations within a shot period about ten years ago while she was a stay at home mother with three children in Primary School. This adversely affected her self esteem. The impact of the medical procedures on her hip coupled with a low self esteem made it difficult for the young mother to find a steady job.
Feeling like a failure, Laurette began to isolate herself in her community, even avoiding a trip to the store to buy bread. It didn’t help that the family was struggling financially and lost their house and car in that period.
In 2004, a call from a Representative friend of hers in the area promised positive changes for her and her family. She hesitantly took the challenge of running her own Avon business. “It took a lot for me to take this opportunity because it meant getting out of my comfort zone and letting go of any doubts in my mind,” she says.
Within three years Laurette was earning a good income each month. The Avon earning opportunity had not only changed her financial situation but it transformed her! Her new found confidence meant she was free to do something she hadn’t realised she would love doing - motivating people into becoming the best they could possibly be.
“I am motivating so many people with my success story,” she says.
Her Avon business enabled her to move from a small two bedroom flat into a more spacious and comfortable four bedroom home. Following this she bought a car and was able to send her daughters to University to receive the kind of education that she had missed out on.
“Avon really 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,” says a triumphant Laurette.