The soup kitchen in Windhoek, Katutura district The soup kitchen, located in the heart of  Katutura, has been around for more than a decade. About 10 volunteers cook twice a week under the supervision of Samuel Kapepo, for up to 200 children aged 3 to 12 years. The cooking equipment (gas, plates, cutlery, drinking cups, dishes) and the food are financed exclusively by donations and are deposited in an overseas container on the property of the community center in the neighborhood.

The container and equipment are the sole property of the team to ensure the cooking. They are always dependent on the good will of the Neighbourhood Community Centre. The team pays a fee to the Community Center for the use of infrastructure, electricity and water. For a full meal of a child, the costs are about 1,12 €.  

The association Kultur, Bildung und Freizeit e.V. has been cooperating with the soup kitchen for over 10 years. Annually the association succeeds in acquiring 3000.- to 4000.- €, which are made available to the soup kitchen. Through the cooperation with other organizations in Windhoek, which also cooperate with the soup kitchen, the earmarked use of the funds is ensured. The sum will be used exclusively for food, hygiene articles and fuel.  

As far as the general conditions allow, the soup kitchen team sporadically carries out social work in the field of prevention. Samuel Kapepo and his team discuss with the children and young people topics such as violence, drugs, personal hygiene, healthy nutrition, alcohol abuse and the problem of HIV/AIDS.  


In some cases it is also possible for families to bring single women with children, who have got into an emergency situation through no fault of their own, with a small amount of emergency aid (food, blankets and clothing) over the following days. The team would like to extend and intensify its support in the area of social counselling and assistance. However, this requires structural professionalisation. From a container, on a tolerated plot of land, however, this is hardly feasible.

Please donate to the project "kids-soupkitchen": Kultur, Bildung und Freizeit e.V.

Bank account IBAN: DE43 1203 0000 1020 2020 97

You will gladly receive a donation receipt. The money is spent 100% for the intended purpose and in a controlled manner. There are no administrative costs. Representatives of the association are regularly on site in Namibia to go shopping with the soup kitchen team.

Thank you very much!!!!


Regionally rooted - nationally networked - internationally active: these are the keywords with which the association Kultur, Bildung und Freizeit e.V. (CBF) from Ilsenburg, in the Harz Mountains. Founded 25 years ago, the non-profit association became an independent carrier of youth welfare and a member of the umbrella organizations Children's and Youth Ring/Harz and Socio-Culture in Saxony-Anhalt. 


The association stands for a variety of different Projects, initiatives and ideas of youth work in rural areas. Always adapting to the developing social conditions, voluntary and honorary work is a principle of this NGO. Today the CBF stands for living rural youth culture that thinks globally and implements it regionally. For over two decades it has been active in international youth work on various continents.

 Since 2008 the association and its members have been actively engaged in Namibia. The cooperation with the soup kitchen is a special, long-term, extraordinary partnership that is lived across the equator.



Samual Kapepo (36) was born in the village of Omatunda, near Oshakati, in the north of Namibia. He came to the Namibian capital Windhoek at an early school age and grew up with relatives in the Katutura district without his biological parents. In the mid-twenties he took over the soup kitchen in the township of the Namibian capital and gathered a small team of young volunteers around him. His talent to be a mediator between cultures is crucial for the survival of the soup kitchen. Samuel Kapepo manages to introduce visitors to his living environment in Katutura and to build a bridge between the locals and the foreigners. In this way, the network of supporters for the soup kitchen is constantly expanding to include individuals across the globe. In the last seven years, Samuel has been to Germany three times at the invitation of the Verein für Kultur, Bildung und Freizeit e.V. to promote the soup kitchen and meet cooperation and network partners in person.



Sebastian Umbach (49), born in Wernigerode, has been active as a youth social worker in the Harz town of Ilsenburg for over two decades. He founded a small event centre with the association Kultur, Bildung und Freizeit e.V. 25 years ago as a volunteer. He has initiated and carried out youth encounters on several continents: He is a developer of ideas and a realizer.
During a holiday trip in 2002, he lost his heart to Namibia, has repeatedly dealt with the complex history of the country and has established personal contacts with people living in Namibia and Germans who are closely connected to the country through chance acquaintances. So also to Samuel Kapepo, with the soup kitchen. Since 2008 there are intensive contacts between the association Kultur, Bildung und Freizeit e.V. and the soup kitchen. Sebastian Umbach proves to be someone who takes up impulses in this cooperation and actively approaches their implementation. He and his comrades-in-arms are able to secure the financing of a plot of land in Windhoek to enable the soup kitchen to have its own property and a grown network of sympathisers is on hand to offer help. Characteristic for this symbiosis are consistency, reliability, transparency and good communication 


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Kultur, Bildung und Freizeit e.V.
Sebastian Umbach
Am Tiergarten 21 B
38871 Ilsenburg


+49 172 562 111 4


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