Obed grew up in Koumra, Chad. He has long been burdened to help the children of his native village and for this reason the vision for Kèmndà Center has been on his heart for many years. As of 2018 the association received official operating authorization in Koumra.
"Kèmndà" is a word in the Sara Madjingany language spoken in southern Chad which means "kindness". This name was chosen for this ministry to convey our desire to show kindness to those who may have no one else in the world to show kindness to them.