Managing Partner, Mighty Peace Coffee
As a Congolese immigrant who now calls New York home, Jim dreams of the day when his country’s coffee will not be an afterthought or an exotic option that roasters try once every few years, but rather a mainstay for coffee companies across the country. He is working towards making this dream a reality because he believes inclusive economic transformation will be the result. A cash crop like coffee cannot be the only vehicle for development, but it can play an essential role. It will spark an increase in skilled jobs, industrialization, and the private sector-led economic growth that the country needs.