Jobs, Profits & Compassion: Momba, a 21st Century Business

By Heather Duque 

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What we’re trying to do

Before Steven and I knew that we would start Momba, like a lot of new couples, we had a lot of long discussions about our lifetime goals. We also talked a lot about the challenges young people face in today’s economic environment and potential solutions to move our country forward. Our beliefs and goals — and so, the company we’ve started — have a lot to do with who we are and how we were raised.

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Where we’re coming from

We both come from families where dreaming big was encouraged and hard work was practiced. Steven and I are both extremely hard workers, and we believe that, with enough hard work, anything is possible for us to achieve.

We also come from families where compassion for others was encouraged. My grandmother, a young girl during the Depression, told me that her mother always gave food to hungry women and men who asked her for help, knowing what it was like to be in need herself. Continue reading

What’s Missing in College: Mom

By Curt Owen

Let’s all take a moment to be honest with ourselves. In part, we take the mysterious steps into college because we know we’ll enjoy our new-found freedom and independence. But college is missing one big necessity that helps us get through our days. She goes by the name of “Mom.” Fortunately, there’s Momba to step in and help!

Momba is revolutionizing the college experience by providing students with important items anytime of the day, conveniently and safely, in the comfort of their dorms — something neither convenience stores nor moms can do. I’m joining Momba because its mission is something I truly feel passionately about. Having the opportunity to better students’ quality of life is an offer that is hard to pass up. To do this while developing my professional career is just the opportunity I’m looking for. Continue reading