The-Machin-Foundation---Black-backgroundJarjeer Mules is a retirement home, orphanage and care centre for many animals in the foothills of the Atlas near Marrakech.

A book of Marlene’s photographs is under production. See the PDF draft below by clicking on “Marlene’s Book” , 

The rescue of an old sick mule from Casablanca is underway. Huge thanks to the following companies who have supported this project: Red City PRBeyond MarrakechWild Morocco, Riad Assakina, Pure Riads, Cafe du Livre and the many individuals in the UK and further afield who continue to sponsor Jarjeer Mules. 

All of us at Jarjeer are committed to animal welfare and those within our charge are cared for to exacting standards. Jarjeer is committed to fighting the abuse of working animals and assisting their owners. Visitors are welcome either to just enjoy the company of the animals, visit our new coffee shop or walk the foothills with a donkey. Rides are available for children under 10 years and if the temperature is below 34C. Please click on the picture below to see a video about our work at the Refuge.


“I know…! Everyone says so, but our visit to this most amazing, mind opening, heart warming and intelligent hospice-cum-reserve-cum-home for these of God’s creatures was the highlight of our trip to Marrakesh. An oasis of kindness and care that puts your feet back on the ground and reminds you about that which really matters: we’re all on this boat together and rowing is not optional. Thank you Susan, thank you Charles, and thank you Men. Pass me an oar!”

Dorine Kunst, Italy

“Jarjeer is a wonderful place, and probably the best sanctuary for equines that I ever visited. Old and injured donkeys and mules are well cared for, and everyone there is so welcoming and so kind.”

Paula Da Silver, Italy