Making A Difference From Bridgewater to Bagamoyo

The R&J team worked closely with the Courier News to secure placement for our friends at The Baobab Home, an NGO that helps support children and families affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. Bridgewater native, Terri Place and her husband Caito Mwandu started the Baobab Home in 2004. Their programs include a family-style orphanage, a support group for HIV+ children and an English-medium primary school.

The article featured an in-depth interview with co-founder Terri Place, that focused on the tremendous difference her and her husband have made in Bagamoyo over the last 13 years. The Baobob Home is located on a solar-powered, biogas-fueled farm just outside of Bagamoyo, Tanzania. The children are given the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment, where they are exposed to nature, proper education and a loving family.

Together Place and her husband have worked with children and families all throughout Bagamoyo. Their family has continued to grow with Baobab and they now oversee operations from their home at the farm where they raise their two children, Justis and Nadya.

To read the complete article in here.

For more information on the orphanage and HIV programs, go to and for the school programs, go to


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