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Title: Author & Journalist
Fields of operation: Social
Auma Obama is the half-sister of US President Barack Obama. She uses her famous name to advocate the cause of disadvantaged children in Africa. In late 2011, she founded the development aid foundation "Sauti Kuu" ("Powerful Voices"). Before that, she spent five years working for the relief organization Care in Kenya, where Obama grew up living with her mother while her half-brother lived in Hawaii and Indonesia with his American mother. In 1980, Obama moved to Germany to study at the University of Heidelberg; later she lived in Bayreuth. She spent a total of 16 years in Germany, where she also witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall. Obama holds a PhD in German Studies and has an excellent command of German. Source: [dpa](http://www.wz-newsline.de/home/politik/ausland/auma-obama-die-schwester-1.1348153)