About Us


Current volunteer, Clare Morrison

Batahola Volunteers are young people from the U.S. who accompany the Centro Cultural Batahola Norte in its empowerment of women and youth for social transformation. Volunteers live in the community as friends and co-workers, learning from the CCBN and contributing in the development of new initiatives.

Clare Morrison is the current volunteer at the Cultural Center of Batahola Norte (CCBN) in Managua, Nicaragua. She arrived in August 2015 and will be living and working in Batahola Norte until 2017. She is the fifth generation of Friends of Batahola Volunteers, originally started by Christine Ruppert and Laura Hopps, both graduates of Boston College.  Clare is supported under the wings of VMM–Volunteer Missionary Movement (http://www.vmmusa.org/).

Clare is originally from Vashon Island, Washington. She studied Law, Societies and Justice at the University of Washington. After graduating, she spent a year serving as a Jesuit Volunteer at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Eastern Washington. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places, going for hikes, and playing ukulele.

Clare first travelled to Nicaragua on a summer exchange in high school, and is very excited to be working at the Centro Cutlural Batahola Norte! Clare’s responsibilities include facilitating Good Habits and Study Techniques sessions for young scholarship students and teaching English classes.

Previous Volunteers:


2015-2016 Natasha Hansen


2013-2015 Kelsey Schroeck and Erika Coe

sam & andrea

2011-2013 Sam Estes & Andrea Kraybill

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2009-2011 Greta Tom & Amanda Otero


2007-2009 Laura Hopps & Christine Ruppert

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hello Andrea:
    Thank you and your group for all the interesting pictures that you have been sending, which show us what you are doing. We appreciate receiving them. Grandpa and Grandma Kraybill.

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