Sri Soekarmoen McCarthy, a member of our global public relations team, recently shared her experiences while visiting Amway Thailand.
After that trip, she and Andrea Clark, director of Amway Global Public Relations, continued on to visit Amway Vietnam. Read on…
Andrea Clark and I flew more than 980 kilometers (564 miles) over Cambodia from Thailand to Vietnam. Our experiences while visiting our friends at Amway Vietnam are best told with the numbers three, four and five.
We visited three different cities in three days to tackle three public relations assignments. We met with our colleagues from the Amway Vietnam Public Relations team in Ho Chi Minh City. We interviewed Amway Business Owners in Hanoi. And we met with officials from the People’s Committee of Schooling Fund’s in Nha Trang.
The four ABOs we interviewed were from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Prior to joining Amway, one used to own an advertising agency, another owned a pharmacy and the other two were a real estate agent and a human resources professional.
While talking about their Amway businesses, they said that having financial independence is great, but having the freedom to run their own business and control their daily schedule was the primary motivation for becoming ABOs. Amway has allowed them to focus on their families and raise their children while working in a less stressful job.
Five years ago, Amway began operating in Vietnam. Since then, Amway Vietnam has championed children’s welfare and education through the Amway One by One Campaign for Children. During our visit, we were happy to support that effort. Andrea presented a check for US $10,000 to the Khanh Hoa People Committee’s Office to provide scholarships to underprivileged children in Nha Trang. We visited five of the children who received the scholarship. (Come back to the Amway Insider later this week to learn one recipient’s story.)
We experienced a lot in those three days and three cities, and we have more stories to tell you about the ABOs and our experiences in Nha Trang. In the meantime, check out some photos from our trip at the Amway Facebook page.