Mama Sarah Obama was at the forefront championing the plight of Orphans and Widows in the Community .She used her Organization safeguard orphans and windows to achieve her legacy which was so dear to her heart and this saw her receive UN Women Education Award in November 2014 for her efforts and work towards Girl child education and women empowerment despite having not gone to school.
She also received Doctor of letter Degree Award for her role in empowering poor Orphans and Widows in the community by Great Lake University in 2010.
In 2017 she was awarded Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear of Kenya ( EBS) by HE. the President Uhuru Kenyatta for her dedicated services to the poor.
In 2015 she led SOWO Secretariat to Canada on exchange program on how to handle the upsurge of Orphans and Widows on invitation by Good life Fitness Toronto Marathon.