North American beauty products manufacturer, Avon’s empowerment initiatives have transformed the lives of young people who are working as its merchants engaged in selling its range of products around the country.
By Adelaide Kuudzerema
Avon, whose portfolio includes award winning skincare, color, cosmetics, fragrances, personal care and health products has made a noticeable difference to Dzivaresekwa youths by improving their lives and contributing in their communities through selling Avon products.
In an interview with 263chat, Avon representative Anesu Madondo (23) said Avon has kept him afloat and sustained his family needs despite the COVID-19 induced national lockdown.
“Selling Avon Products is a great business idea if one works hard, we were facing challenges during the lockdown and I needed something to keep my family and that is why l joined Avon as a way of earning a bit of money and getting me out of the house.’’ Madondo said.
According to the Avon website, millions of women are still signing up to become part of the Avon family mainly because they get discounts when they place orders and gifts as well for the first four months after they have joined the Avon family.
Another Avon representative, Chiedza Thompson from Dzivaresekwa 2 said selling Avon Products is more than just selling beauty products, but rather being empowered and independent.
“I joined Avon in April 2018 as a beauty fan but thanks to the motivation and dedication of my sales leader, I was promoted within three months and become a sales leader too and I can now work on my own time, “she said.
The Avon business is committed to challenge the barriers that hold women back from reaching their full potential in all areas of their lives.
Apart from selling Avon Products, youths in Dzivaresekwa are also doing other projects like Stokvel (Mikando) and self-help initiatives where they share practical tips about work and household maintenance.