Dr. Obama lived and worked in Germany and the UK before returning to Kenya, where she worked for the aid organisation CARE International. An important part of her work there was the establishment and coordination of the network ‘Sport for Social Change’.
Dr. Obama has established her own foundation Sauti Kuu. It's goal is to create a platform for disadvantaged children and young people worldwide that allows them to uncover their strengths and realize their full potential to live independent successful lives.
She works together with them and their families to develop sustainable socio-economic structures that will guarantee financial independence .