WALKING FOR WATER
In 2012 I met a woman named Sobonfu Some that changed my life. The name Sobonfu means "keeper of the rituals" and she came to the US to do rituals and help repair our communities that have been broken by our success driven and lonely culture. She helped connect me with our human relation to the flow of nature and rid myself of grief I had been carrying for a long time. She started Wisdom Spring, Inc., a non-profit organization to bring wells to her hometown, Burkina Faso in West Africa. Under the guise of Susan Hough of Living Your Gifts and President of Wisdom Spring, Inc., I work with a group of teens at Laguna Beach High School called Walking for Water, and we raise funds for Wisdom Spring to bring clean water and education to Burkina Faso and beyond. My amazing artists and friends donate their works and services for auction and we bring awareness to this amazing mission. This year we got to Well #28, and each well provides clean water to 1,000 people in an indigenous community. It's amazing to see these teens be of service and give back in such a meaningful way. This past February Sobonfu passed away, and we are all honored to carry on this incredible non-profit in her honor.