Jarjeer Mules is based just 24 kms south of Marrakech in the foothills of the High Atlas. We are a retirement home, orphanage and care centre to many animals. Come and meet our team of magical donkeys who are socialised, friendly and always very happy to see visitors. The ‘The Machin Foundation Ltd’ is a company limited by guarantee with charitable objects, registered in England and Wales.  The charity was established in memory of Harry Machin, an animal lover and father of the founder of Jarjeer Mules.

All of us at Jarjeer are committed to animal welfare and those within our charge are cared for to exacting standards. Visitors are welcome to come to Jarjeer, either to just enjoy the company of the animals, walk the foothills with a donkey or to bring their children to ride one of the older donkeys. Please click on the picture below to see a video about our work at the Sanctuary.


“What an absolutely lovely video – so poignant and compelling..  Those poor donkeys in the souk and being whacked by children and surrounded by trash – yet I loved the way you talked about progress and change.   Imagine – from a resort to donkey/mule sanctuary. So glad you had it produced.  It is a beautiful piece and I trust it will serve an important role in progress.”

Patricia Colip, Colorado USA

Our new project brings old mules from the mountains to retire at Jarjeer to save them from the hell of being sold on the streets of Marrakech to pull rubbish carts and other back breaking work.


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