Charles Mutua Mulli, the founder of Mully Children’s Family. We recognize and honour Mutua Mulli because he is a gem.
Meet Mulli, Kenya’s mother Teresa, and father to the fatherless. Charles Mutua Mulli was born in 1949, In Kathithyamaa village, Kangundo, Machakos County, Kenya. Mulli is the establisher and CEO of Mully Children’s Family. Mully children’s Family is home to the disadvantaged population to aid in transforming their lives. It is situated in Machakos county. When you think of great revolutionists and philanthropists, Charles Mulli should be a name that comes to your mind. From the Kenyan slums, being a multi-millionaire, and giving it all away to help children transform their lives. The foundation of Mully Children’s Family is a true reflection of the dedication and experiences that Mulli had and his desire to make a home for disadvantaged children in the world, one at a time.
Childhood and Family
The distinguished philanthropist, environmentalist, entrepreneur, and founder of Mully Children’s Family, based in Kenya, Machakos county, was born in 1949 to Daudi Muli, and Rhoda Mukina, in Kangundo, Kathithyamaa village. Unfortunately, he was left by his folks at the age of six years. He spent his adolescent life on the cold boulevards, with no food, and scrapping out a scanty existence while trying to survive and make peace with his foul past.
Through the generosity of his relatives, Mulli enrolled in Kyamulendu and Kathithyamaa schools in Kangundo, Machakos county. In 1966, he finalized his primary schooling and could not enroll in secondary school since he could not pay for the expenses.
He went through a lot of challenges and even considered suicide at the age of 16. However, at 17 years, one of his neighborhood friends invited him to a church youth meeting, and this was his turning point to Christianity, to his present life. He believed in Christ and allowed himself to get saved. However, the world did not seem to be forgiving to the less fortunate in society, and things went on to be tough. He continues to sustain his confession to date, which enabled him to move to another level of promotion amid anguish.
Mulli walked 43 miles to Nairobi in pursuit of jobs. He worked in a private home, where he was entitled to till the land, wash clothes, cook, and other household responsibilities. One year later, he was raised to a farmstead associate and relocated to Kakuzi Farm, Thika. While here, he encountered his wife, Nthenya Esther. They got wedded on 1970 Dec. 22nd. They sired eight kids together.
Mulli was employed at a Strabag Road Building Firm, and he directed the business stores. Mulli worked with the company until 1972. Afterwards, he purchased a car and started working as taxi transportation service, with Eldoret to Nakuru with the money obtained. His business grew, and he even ventured into the agricultural industry.
In the 1970s, Mulli instituted Mullyways Agencies, a conveyance commercial company, where he had a fleet of cars after his taxi business expanded. Mulli also ventured into insurance enterprises, where he was an agent in a security company. He grew rich, with possessions worth millions. He was a board member in several international schools in Kenya for 21 years. The schools included Kaptagat preparatory school, Chebisaas High School, and Jessup Girl’s Schools.
In 1989, Mulli decided to vend his assets and trades and devoted them to supporting boulevard kids with basic things such as shelter, education, medical care, and psychological support.
Founding Mully Children’s Family
In 1986, while on a business trip to Nairobi, Dr. Mulli encountered a life-changing event. Some street children approached him while he was exiting his car. Unexpectedly, he refused to give them money as they wanted, as he believed that doing so would encourage them to obtain illegal substances. After some few hours, he returned and found his car missing. However, he was not shocked by his material loss but by the desperation of the street children, a situation he had also experienced in his past.
The reminiscences remained in his thoughts until 1989; he sold his properties to dedicate the funds to help the street children. He was full of compassion, forgiveness, and hope for a great future. He started ushering street children into his home, which marked the birth of Mully Children’s Family. Through his dedication to serving humanity, he constructed an orphanage for vulnerable children.
Although he faced rejection from his friends, business associates, and even his church during the early years of implementing his dream, he did not give up. They thought he was wasting his resources when he dedicated his life to helping the street children. His biological Family gave him a strong backup and commitment and ensured they succeeded. To date, there have not been any regrets. MCF is home to more than 7000 street children. All are supported through the three homes situated in Ndalani, Yatta, and Eldoret. They focus on income-generating activities for sustainability. Children rescued gain multiple skills upon completion of education and rehabilitation at MCF.
After being abandoned by his family, his relatives and well-wishers came through, enrolled him for his primary school in Kathithyamaa, and sat for his 7th grade in 1966. He could not join the secondary school as he could not afford to pay. However, he enrolled for part-time learning, where he spent his fees through the small amount he earned. In 1967, he got his certificate in Evangelism and basic accounting 1968.
After that, he pursued several courses and even trained a diploma in Missiology at AIC Missionary College in Eldoret, 1996. In his contribution to humanity, Dr. Mulli has been awarded three honorary degrees.
Dr. Mulli’s inspirations
His narrative is not only encouraging but also gives hope. His story is not only a challenge to people but also offers hope to the hopeless. Although faced with an ugly past, that did not hinder him, from begging in the street to holding corporate meetings in the board rooms. Mulli challenges people to start from whatever level they are at and hope things get better. He states that people need not support all of them, but one is better than nothing. Mulli is among the few self-made millionaires. His inspiration is mostly due to the life he experienced in his childhood, hence the thought of giving back to the community.
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