In his quest to build a premier residential development in a private enclave at the end of Roatán’s West Bay Beach, developer David Dachner sought to do more than build high-quality, sustainable vacation condominiums. He also wanted to give back to the community in a real, substantive way.
Because of this, Dachner and his Grand Roatán partners founded the Abundant Life Foundation, which is committed to changing lives. When you buy a luxury residence at Grand Roatán Resort, the Abundant Life Foundation will build a comfortable, affordable home for a local family in need.
The developers of Grand Roatán Caribbean Resort are delighted to partner with a groundbreaking program to help low-income families of Roatán own their residences.
The idea started when the Abundant Life Foundation was approached by a church in Coxen Hole to see if they would be willing to build a house for hard-working single mothers who earn consistently $300/month of which $100/month was spent on rent. This rent is considered fairly standard for lower income families on Roatán. Believing that these deserving people would never get ahead enough to have their own home, Grand Roatán Caribbean Resort in conjunction with the Abundant Life Foundation U.S., launched a plan to enable them purchase property and grow along with their island.
The Abundant Life Foundation is an all heart, cutting edge, 501(c)3 charitable organization that removes the financial obstacles that prevent people from fulfilling their potential. Its mission is to empower individuals, families and communities by providing resources that enable them to help themselves. We accomplish this by funding programs that encourage independence, build self-worth, promote empowerment, teach responsibility, advance human achievement and reduce poverty. The power of one life changed can transform a community.
Since its kick off in January 2004, the Abundant Life Foundation has made a significant impact in the lives of economically disadvantaged citizens. It focuses on the core being of individuals…their hearts. The foundation believes that everyone, regardless of financial status, has a God-given right for a full life. Its passion is for people to access their authentic power by making their dreams a reality and pursuing the life they deserve to live. An abundant supply of power, peace and joy is waiting to be discovered.
To ensure the preservation of the forest sanctuary in which Grand Roatán is nestled as well as the preservation of the reef just thirty feet offshore, Dachner’s development team has gone to great lengths to meet green standards for environmental sustainability. These efforts include significant investment in water treatment and energy conservation.
Dachner has also purchased land in Roatán and now sets aside a portion of the proceeds from residential sales to fund a foundation that helps the island’s working people afford their own homes while also addressing social, environmental and economic issues in the community.
To encourage Grand Roatán residents to step outside of themselves and work together with their neighbors, those interested in volunteer work will have opportunities to assist the area’s schools, clinics and other service organizations.