Two women in Quiejel, Guatemala, celebrating clean water.
Completed in spring 2019, this project provided clean, fresh water to 678 people in Quiejel, Guatemala.

Global Partners: Running Waters was founded in 2003 by Sister Jan Gregorcich, SSND and Dianne Henke, SSND Associate. Today, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Milwaukee, WI and an affiliated ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND).

Our mission is to build and maintain intercultural relationships and collaborative partnerships with rural and urban communities in Latin America. We accomplish this by:

  • Working with community members and our partner organizations to complete water, food, education, and healthcare projects.
  • Sharing financial, cultural, and spiritual resources.
  • Empowering Latin American women to use their gifts to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
  • Fostering dialogue about the importance of helping all people meet their basic needs.
  • Providing opportunities to experience the realities faced by those living in rural Latin America.