Avon saleswoman has an unconventional business plan to pay off national debt

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 6:03 PM

COEUR D'ALENE -- A woman in North Idaho is using her business to help reduce the national debt one lipstick at a time.

Avon representative Kimberly Campbell says she will donate a percentage of the sales from her business to pay off the national debt.  That debt is more than $13 trillion, about $42,000 per citizen.

"Most people think I'm crazy for doing this but basically my idea is simple.  Buy Avon products from me.  I will take 20% of the purchase and I will donate it back to the Bureau of Public Debt, the U.S. Treasury," said Campbell.

Campbell says she does not want to see her son and other young people strapped with the humongous national debt.  After losing her job as paralegal, she decided to move forward selling Avon products with a purpose. 

"I was let go from my position in a law firm in 2009.  We had just moved here and everybody says yes, it's a good time to go into business, no it's not a good time to go into business.  So, I thought I'll just go for it to pull myself off unemployment," said Campbell.

But Campbell wanted her new work to be meaningful.  She has always been philanthropic, doing fundraisers and donating money to churches and other non-profits.  She believes we can tackle the $13 trillion debt and says she is going to do her part through Avon.
 
Campbell is also coming out with a book about national debt and she will donate 20% of the sales from that to help pay off the national debt.

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