Cotlands is a non-profit South African children’s organisation. They are currently active in six provinces, providing a full continuum of care to over 10,000 beneficiaries. Cotlands’ projects offer services ranging from community based care through to residential care of vulnerable children between the ages of 0 and 12 years. Most of the children that Cotlands works with have been neglected, abused, abandoned or are suffering from a life-threatening illness. Their programs include home based care, early childhood development centres, toy libraries, food gardens, counseling, places of safety and end-stage palliative care for children with AIDS.