March 22, 2023

Batana Oil, Honduras

Did you know that Honduras produces an extracted oil which is called the “miracle oil”? Batana Oil has some amazing properties which assist with hair growth and healthier skin. Extracting the oil is labor intensive and done in remote areas of La Moskitia. Batana Oil is a popular and effective hair care oil, and Wild Roatan in Roatan is happy to offer a variety of unique products which have been designed to offer maximum benefit, aroma, and usability. All are locally made, natural, and great for your hair and skin. Batana Oil helps:*Encourages hair growth*Repairs damaged hair*Reverses hair loss*Natural dye […]
February 16, 2023

Year In Review: Support Roatan

As we work towards our third year, we are excited to see our initial projects reach goals, expand, and continue to grow. As a social enterprise, we focus on activities that benefit local communities, businesses, and the environment. Our projects:– Fruit Tree Planting– Breadfruit & Regenerative Agroforestry– Community Education– Micro Business Development– Community Development ——— Fruit Tree Planting We create awareness about the importance of fruit tree planting and actively work with communities to plant trees while creating value for fruit harvests. When you plant fruit trees with communities, you aren’t just helping the environment and future generations, you’re immediately impacting the lives of families in […]
January 15, 2021

Breadfruit Flour

Did you know you can make flour from breadfruit? And that breadfruit is gluten-free, an up and coming superfood, and a good source of vitamins? Keep an eye out for breadfruit at Roatan roadside markets and time to get those breadfruit trees planted, for food security, economic diversification, and all the environmental benefits that come with producing more food in Roatan. Want to learn more about planting breadfruit or help supply breadfruit trees to local families, if so check out:
December 21, 2020

Breadfruit in Roatan

Did you know a breadfruit tree can produce up to 200 fruits per year and can help feed a family for up to 50 years? Breadfruit has been branded a true superfood: gluten-free, high in protein and carbohydrates, low in fat, loaded with omegas, antioxidants. folate, fiber, and phytonutrients. Breadfruit can be baked, steamed, fried, dried, and made into flour. The global health and wellness market will be worth an estimated $6 trillion dollars by 2025. The humble breadfruit has been labeled a product to watch. And yes you can find and grow breadfruit right here in Roatan, time to […]
December 19, 2020

Roatan Local Market Video Launch

Our partnership with the Roatan Local Market continues to grow. The RLM is an amazing project-driven with energy and passion for small businesses and entrepreneur development. Local community markets are organized a few times a month in various locations in Roatan and provide an outlet for small businesses to sell to the public but also provide an important community event which is bringing together local residents, tourists and businesses. Keep an eye out for the next Roatan Local Market and check out the promotional video we created for them which will run on the Roatan Travel Network on channel 117 […]
December 9, 2020

Support Local Roatan Businesses

Over the past months, it has been great to see so many people get creative and develop micro-businesses producing or making products on the island. Many of these micro-businesses started from an idea or passion and developed by selling products to family and friends, onto selling to the community and hopefully continue to develop into businesses which help keep money locally, generate employment, sell wholesale or open retail stores, develop a local food and product industry to assist in tourism growth and maybe one day, one day even export products off the island. It’s quite a potential journey many local […]
September 18, 2020

Be Local, Buy Local – Roatan’s small businesses need you!!!!!

COVID has affected us all, our daily lives, work, school, time with, and health of family and friends. It is also having a devastating effect on small businesses. Local economies around the world are estimating 50% to 60% of small businesses will close in the near future. Destinations which rely on tourism maybe hit even harder. Small businesses are the backbone of local communities, they provide character and individuality to a community. It is neighbors helping neighbors, friends helping friends. Small businesses provide avenues for entrepreneurs, create local jobs, and foster local economies by keeping money circulating locally. Imagine Roatan […]
September 4, 2020

Be Local, Buy Local T-shirts

We have added a new t-shirt to our #supportroatan products, 100% of the money raised from the Be Local, Buy Local t-shirt sales will go towards our “Micro Business Development” programs. Our goal is to develop small grants to assist in the creation of sustainable local businesses by providing start-up funds, resources, and assistance to local entrepreneurs. We have a pilot project underway already and look forward to expanding further. We are also looking for corporate sponsors and business mentors, so please reach out if you are interested in helping further: BUY YOUR BE LOCAL, BUY LOCAL T-SHIRT: […]
July 15, 2020

Buying local in Roatan is the future – not a fad

Buying local is more than just a hippie mantra or a new fad on social media. It’s the future, and a new standard in acquiring the goods and services we use in our everyday lives. While buying local is an “old world” concept, it’s certainly not old-fashioned. Buying local benefits everyone in our communities, and it’s time to seize this golden opportunity to integrate the old ways of yesterday with the present, to improve our communities and the overall global society in a positive and more self-reliant way. By making conscious decisions to support local merchants, food growers and service […]
June 16, 2020

Support local business during COVID-19

Here are great ways to support local businesses during Covid-19:*Buy a gift card to use later*Invest in small businesses*Order takeout or delivery*Grab a growler from breweries*Tip service workers extra*Shop from local online stores*Add local goods to your grocery list*Share small business resources*And buy from our Buy Local / Support Roatan Group at: Support Roatan at:
May 14, 2020

Video Launch – Let’s get back to basics!

Watch the latest Support Roatan video below: Let’s get back to basics, right now we need to think local. Our food supplies are an invaluable resource. Our hands are a blessing. Our skills are an inspiration. Our dedication is essential. By supporting local businesses you help develop a sustainable and diverse economy while creating jobs. It’s our moment to stand together. Support Roatan, Buy Local.#supportroatanJoin the Buy Local / Support Roatan Group at: Support Roatan at:
May 3, 2020

Local food production in Roatan

How can we increase local food production in Roatan and lessen our reliance on imported goods? Could local and national governments create incentives on taxes, import duties, and permits which would assist in making local farming more viable? Start-up businesses would require months to begin production, but existing local producers could be assisted right away, enabling them to expand production, investment, and product lines. Alternative farming methods could be explored and researched especially ones that require less water and land usage. Assistance programs could be created to assist with value-added products so an excess of seasonal crops can be grown […]