The Gift of Light

One of my favorite people in the Bay Islands is Mr. Truman.  At 65, he lives alone in a peaceful, one-room wooden hut on a hill overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea.  The small fishing village in St. Helene where Mr. Truman lives still has no running water or electricity.  The[Read More]

Announcing Our New Executive Director

We are excited to announce that, effective November 1st, the position of Executive Director of the Abundant Life Foundation will be taken over by Michelle Monroe.   Michelle comes to us from Amaanah Refugee Services where she has a proven track record for leading the organization through economic growth and[Read More]

Mangrove Forests of Roatán

As you travel along the coastline of Roatán, you will see beautiful trees with their dense tangle of roots submerged in the sea, creating tunnel-like, canopy waterways. These are mangrove forests. Mangrove forests thrive in seemingly inhospitable environments in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Their stilt-like roots handle[Read More]

Imagine Working Without Light

Read the story of Rosa, an island resident, and how an Abundant Life Foundation Luci Light helps her provide for her family even after the sun sets. My name is Rosa, and I’ve lived in the community of Hottest Sparrow for over 17 years. I live here with my husband,[Read More]

Imagine Cooking Without Light

In the States, losing power during a storm renders us almost completely useless for the few minutes we’re without light.  But in places all over Roatán, entire communities live with no electricity, or go for long stretches without.  Some time ago, David and I spent a night on St. Helene[Read More]

Spotlight on Roatán Apiculture Farm

As part of our celebration of Heritage Month on Roatán, we acknowledge those working to preserve communities and conserve land on the island. Juana Flores is an island resident who is preserving Roatán through her work on the successful apiculture farm in her community of Corozal. Read on for our[Read More]

How Light Helped Melissa’s Daughter Study

As part of our ongoing efforts to build brighter futures for Roatán, we’ll be sharing stories from individuals and families on the island who have received the gift of light from our Light Up Life program. Let’s work together to #LightUpLife and bring joy to Roatán. A donation of just $10 helps to[Read More]

Partnering for Reef Protection

We love partnering with local island businesses to spread awareness about reef conservation to tourists and islanders alike! Our Top 10 Ways to Protect the Reef banner is located in high traffic areas across the island to raise awareness and educate about practical ways we can protect the Mesoamerican Barrier[Read More]

Corporate Social Responsibility with the Grand Roatán Resort

Following our incredibly successful 3rd Annual Reef Cleanup Event, we sat down with Carlos Lopez, General Manager of the Grand Roatán Resort to find out more about the resort’s Social Responsibility Program. Why does the Grand Roatán Resort, under your leadership, engage in a Corporate Social Responsibility Program? Engaging in[Read More]

An Afternoon With Nev Hyman

The Abundant Life Foundation was honored to host “An Afternoon with Nev Hyman, Founder and Chairman of NevHouse” on May 2nd at the Austin History Center. Legendary surfer and surf board maker, Nev dedicates his life to providing solutions to two of the most complex problems of our time:  the[Read More]