This is Now a Legal Defense Fund for Alima

UPDATE September 2, 2021: THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.  As we wrote to you individually, some of the rewards were delayed because of COVID19. Please send us your contact information (phone, mailing address and email) so that we can mail you cards, arrange pick up of meals or drinks from the food truck or organize catered events, depending upon which rewards your gift is to receive.  You may contact us through this platform or by emailing [email redacted] with Alima in the subject line.  Thank you.

UPDATE April 2020: This campaign continues. We are so thrilled about the outpouring of support Alima has received. Her food truck is up and going bringing many people a lot of joy and delicious food. The need for legal expense continues and we are eager to complete fundraising to our goal. Please consider even a small donation and/or sharing this link. We so appreciate this amazing community of support. Together we can make a huge difference.

UPDATE: We are thrilled to say that we have reached our original goal of $25,000 for Alima's Cuisine, Inc. to acquire and refurbish a food truck.  Any donations in excess of $25,000 will not go to the corporation but will go directly to Alima Bonsa for her legal expenses.  Alima held a press conference on June 18th telling of her harrowing experience of having been kidnapped and trafficked from her small village in Burkina Faso in West Africa, forced into marriage in 2001 and brought to the United States. She is now in need of legal defense against her trafficker who is attempting to take custody of her 3 children.

Thank you to all for the outpouring of support. Please be patient with us regarding the rewards as we are busy with many aspects of this case. We will honor all rewards and know in the meantime know that all of your contributions have been deeply felt with gratitude by Alima and those of us who care about and love her.


ORIGINAL CAMPAIGN: After three years of Alima's Cuisine serving delicious Burkina Faso West African food out of tents at farmers' markets and pop-up restaurants, Alima is ready to step things up with a food truck! She has found a truck which needs some mechanical work as well as kitchen refurbishment. She has researched all of the necessary permits and paperwork. She has a wonderful logo designed! She has her great food and many return customers.  She, along with her amazing mother/business associate are hard-working upbeat women who know how to please the palate. Alima is translating her amazing fortitude into gaining all kinds of entrepreneurial energy and know-how so that she can well-provide for her three wonderful children as a single mother. Now she only needs to raise the funds for the purchase, auto repairs  and refurbishing of the food truck into a working nomadic kitchen. 

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Once the food truck is ready, Alima's Cuisine will be able to serve the recipes handed down from her ancestors not only at farmers' markets, but also on busy streets, at baseball games and other gatherings (once gathering is safe again.) We shall also create a website for the business from which orders can be taken.

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We have organized a series of rewards based on donations, but please donate any amount you wish. Even small donations of $5 or $10 add up and will help. Also, sharing this gofundme link to your social media will go far to help this fundraiser, so please, whether you can donate or not, consider sharing.

Alima is eager to get her food truck ready to open this summer. 

Also, please follow @alimacuisine on Instagram and Alima's African Cuisine on Facebook.

THANK YOU IMMENSELY

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$25 A handwritten Thank You on a limited edition postcard featuring art from the Alima's Cuisine logo as will be found on the side of the food truck

$50 A handwritten Thank You on a limited edition postcard, an 8x10 limited edition poster featuring art from the Alima's Cuisine logo as will be found on the side of the food truck

$100 A handwritten Thank You on a limited edition postcard, an 8x10 limited edition poster featuring artwork from the Alima's Cuisine logo as will be found on the side of the food truck, plus your name will appear as supporters we are grateful for on the Alima's  Cuisine website

$150 A handwritten Thank You on a limited edition postcard, an 8x10 limited edition poster featuring artwork from the Alima's Cuisine logo as will be found on the side of the food truck, plus your name will appear as supporters we are grateful for on the Alima's Cuisine website, plus you will receive a coupon redeemable at the truck for one jar of Alima’s West African Hot Sauce 

$200 A handwritten Thank You on a limited edition postcard, an 8x10 limited edition poster featuring artwork from the Alima's Cuisine logo as will be found on the side of the food truck,  your name will appear as supporters we are grateful for on the Alima's Cuisine website, plus you will receive a coupon redeemable at the truck for one jar of Alima’s West African Hot Sauce plus for one quart of our Ginger Lemon drink

$250 A handwritten Thank You on a limited edition postcard, an 8x10 limited edition poster featuring artwork from the Alima's Cuisine logo as will be found on the side of the food truck, your name will appear as supporters we are grateful for on the Alima's Cuisine website, plus you will receive a coupon redeemable at the truck for one jar of Alima’s West African Hot Sauce plus for one quart of our Ginger Lemon drink. and one quart Alima's Cuisine's home grown Pasta Sauce

$500 A certificate for a family meal for 4 people at Alima's Cuisine Food Truck plus a handwritten Thank You on a limited edition postcard, an 8x10 limited edition poster featuring artwork from the Alima's Cuisine logo as will be found on the side of the food truck, plus your name will appear as supporters we are grateful for on the Alima's Cuisine website

$1000 Alima's Cuisine delivery of a catered luncheon for 6 with Alima as a featured speaker to share about her biography, the origins of her cuisine, healing properties of the cuisine, plus a handwritten Thank You on a limited edition postcard, an 8x10 limited edition poster featuring artwork from the Alima's Cuisine logo as will be found on the side of the food truck, plus your name will appear as supporters we are grateful for on the Alima's Cuisine website

$5000 Alima's Cuisine food delivered for a catered party for 20-25 people with Alima as a featured speaker to share about her biography, the origins of her cuisine, and/or the healing properties of her cuisine, plus a handwritten Thank You on a limited edition postcard, an 8x10 limited edition poster featuring artwork from the Alima's Cuisine logo as will be found on the side of the food truck, plus your name will appear as supporters we are grateful for on the Alima 's Cuisine website
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
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    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 3 mos
  • Jean Vincent 
    • $40 
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    • $20 
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Fundraising team: Alima's Cuisine Food Truck (4)

Alima Bonsa 
Organizer
Raised $7,253 from 111 donations
Chatham, NY
Susan Jennings 
Team member
Raised $1,165 from 16 donations
Tamara Zahaykevich 
Team member
Raised $981 from 15 donations
Kelly Kristen 
Team member
Raised $25 from 1 donation
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