The Clubhouse: Bismack Biyombo’s journey from the DRC to Orlando A difficult journey from Goma to the pros motivated Biyombo to invest in his country’s youth
Bismack Biyombo has a deep connection to the place of his birth – Democratic Republic of Congo. He left his country at the age of 16 to enter the precarious and unpredictable world of professional basketball and fell victim to the exploitation that can befall young kids in the business. Growing up in a country rich in natural resources but where millions live in extreme poverty, Biyombo has turned his focus to building the resources in the DRC that will allow its citizens to build wealth without being exploited by foreign influences. His focus on youth programs and empowerment in Goma highlights the basketball infrastructure that he’s working to build countrywide.