Help Badiedy reclaim his merchandise and life back

Badiedy Drames lost everything, his apartment, his business truck with crystals and specimens including vintage indigo cloth as well as mud cloth, all worth over $200K in retail.  This was his living and income for the past 20 years selling at the Gem & Mineral shows in Tucson, Denver and is also a member of the Gem Fair association.  (You might have seen him at some of these shows)

His business truck carrying over $200k worth of merchandise  from Africa, Brazil and Tucson was stollen from his parking spot in front of his apartment building on July 27th, 2020.  This happened in the middle of the Black Lives Matter riot in Los Angeles, where Mr. Drames had just finished selling his merchandise at the Santa Monica market on Sunday July 26, 2020.  His business name goes under Guinea Imports.

On Sunday night after selling at the market, he had to park in front of his building as the storage unit was already closed.  Badiedy checked on the truck two times in the middle of the night and it was still there,  however at 7am on Monday morning he woke up to a shocking surprise that his truck was stollen.   

Badiedy Drames has been in the mining and crystal wholesale  business for over 20 years. He is from Africa, and is very ethical when it comes to mining and selling.  Everybody who knows him is very supportive of him as he is a good Christian man with great character.  I was fortunate to meet him at one of the Gem Fair in Santa Barbara and we immediately became business friends.  

When he called me to tell me about his loss, I was heartbroken for him and wanted to help him any way that I could to recoup his life.  He has also endured severe loss of income from the pandemic as ALL of Gem Faire and shows have been cancelled due to Covid 19 pandemic.

The funds will get him a round trip airfare to Lagos Africa and travel money for a month or so where he will go to various mines and obtain new merchandises in time for the upcoming Tuscon show.  The funds will also help him with the show fees, lodging and a decent truck.

We are grateful for anything that you can do to support Mr. Drames.  Thank you and God Bless!



  • Sarah Nguyen 
    • $100 
    • 29 d


Badiedy Drames 
Los Angeles, CA
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