When Cotlands began a nutrition project at Second Creek, a squatter camp in a dumping zone in the Buffalo municipal area, among the children we identified as being in critical need was little Asanda who was severely malnourished. Although seven years old, this little girl...

Cotlands has established a homework center at three primary schools in Hlabisa, a remote rural area in KwaZulu-Natal. It became apparent, however, that children in our program have serious developmental delays and we decided to provide interventions before they entered formal schooling.   In the Hlabisa area,...

A baby girl was referred to Cotlands just before her first birthday. We learned that she was HIV positive and had suffered a bout of meningitis at six months, which had affected her health and development. When she was admitted to our organization, she was...