Read more about our programs, our vision, and the individuals we have the privilege of working with on Roatán.

David Dachner – My ‘Why Roatán’

What makes you so passionate about helping the people of Roatán? My connection to the people of the Caribbean began in the early 1980s when I would regularly visit family in St. Thomas. I enjoyed exploring the island and loved the laid-back pace, but I began to notice a common[Read More]

The Abundant Life Foundation has a new logo!

It’s a new time for the Abundant Life Foundation!  We are excited to present our new logo and website! Our new logo represents island life and the forward movement of life. We are moving forward as an organization and our steadfast commitment to the people of Roatán is represented in[Read More]

Eleazar’s Story

One of my favorite things to do is to read to the kids. When we were first helping out at the Majken Broby Children’s home in 2007 I met 7 year old Eleazar. The children are placed there by the central government if the parents are absent or in prison.[Read More]

10 Ways to Protect the Reef

Read more to learn how you can protect the beauty of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef that surrounds Roatán.

A Living Kaleidoscope

Jacques Cousteau described coral reefs as “a living kaleidoscope of lilac flecks, splashes of gold, reddish streaks, and yellows, all tinged by the familiar transparent blue of the sea.” Dazzling arrays of over 60 types of hard corals create the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The reef spans over 600 miles along[Read More]

Dirt Floors and Dreams – Building the Sady Bodden School

In September of 2009, David and I were loosely helping with education on the island and wanted to get more involved.  Ted and Cam O’Brien from Partners in Education Roatán (PIER) suggested we tour the Elfrieda Brooks School in Coxen Hole to see how one school was doing it right.[Read More]

An interview with the Schulers of the Solid Rock School

Mark and Susan Schuler are known for their desire to educate. Once teaching from their home on Roatán, the Schulers now operate the Solid Rock School in Flowers Bay. How many students attend the Solid Rock School? For the new school year beginning in August 2017, we will have 64[Read More]

Reading Books to the Children

Many children living on the island of Roatán will never leave the island. Roughly 40 miles long by 2 miles wide, that makes for a very small world… except for books!! Reading can unlock a child’s imagination and introduce them to faraway places (real or imaginary!) they’ve never heard of and[Read More]

A Brief History of Roatán

Columbus came across the Bay Islands in 1502. Inhabited by the Paya Indians, the Spanish took control and raided the islands for slave labor. English pirates soon followed and thus began the back-and-forth battle of control of the islands, with a notably fierce battle in Port Royal in 1782. In[Read More]

Dawany’s Story

When we first started the St. Helene Handbags Program by teaching the ladies to crochet using the plastic, I would go to every house, whether or not they were making bags. I was trying to encourage as many women as possible to start this endeavor, but I also sincerely enjoyed[Read More]

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