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As you learn about our coffee journey, check out these interesting facts about our founders’ life and achievements that you may not know.

Dikembe Mutombo is a Congolese-American athlete who was born in LéopoldvilleRepublic of the Congo and has devoted most of his life to humanitarian work there. He is an investor, NBA Hall of Famer, brand ambassador, media icon, influencer, and entrepreneur, and Chairman of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation.

Fun Fact!

Dikembe’s full name is Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo

NBA Career Statistics

Dikembe played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets.

  • Points: 11,729 (9.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 12,359 (10.3 rpg)
  • Blocks: 3,289 (2.8 bpg)

Caring for the Congo

  • Former U.S. President George W. Bush, Jr. hailed Dikembe as the “Son of the Congo” during a State of the Union Address.
  • Dikembe is Founder & Chairman of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation (DMF), which aims to enhance education and increase access to healthcare for those in the Congo, has made great strides to improve life in the DRC with its most notable achievements being the establishment of a new hospital and school.
  • Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital provides high quality healthcare, regardless of economic status, and trains the next generation of medical professionals. To-date, the hospital has treated more than 700,000 patients, to-date.
  • The Samuel Mutombo Institute of Science & Entrepreneurship scheduled to open in the fall of 2021 will educate 840 students from pre-K to grade 12, regardless of income in the city of Mbuji-Mayi, DRC
  • Dikembe serves as a Spokesman for CARE – International Relief Agency and the United Nations Development Program.

Influencer

Dikembe’s signature finger wag has inspired millions of people across geographies, generations and culture:

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