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Small Group Sweet Potato Mama Project Tour in Taipei

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US$ 49.00
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    What to Expect
    The sweet potato is more than just a food in Taiwan — it’s a part of Taiwanese culture. There are cultural expressions about the sweet potato, and even the country is said to be shaped like a sweet potato. But most of all, the sweet potato is a popular street food snack, and that’s where you come in! You’re going to check out the sweet potato street food scene and meet the women who cook and sell the snacks: the Sweet Potato Mamas. 

    Your Taipei tour will start by taking you to the base of the Sweet Potato Mama industry, the warehouse. You’ll learn about the Sweet Potato Mama Program and the equipment that these women use every day in their business. The program is run by the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation, a well-known support organization in Taiwan that runs care facilities for underprivileged vegetative patients, as well as community welfare initiatives. By providing the space, training, and equipment needed, the foundation helps Sweet Potato Mamas to start their own businesses. The foundation also provides the first bag of sweet potatoes to the women free of charge, to help get the business going. Thanks to receiving these necessities, these Mamas can typically start their own business within as little as one week. 

    After your warehouse visit, it’ll be time to join the Mamas! You’re going to see how they work by working ourselves, helping them to sell sweet potatoes. Between noon and 1pm is break time for the people who work in this area — but it’s peak hour for the Sweet Potato Mamas. You’ll learn from them and help them to sell sweet potatoes right on the street, and have the opportunity to interact with all the locals who stop by. 

    Once your shift is over, you’ll be treated to a sweet potato roasted by a Mama herself — a great snack after all your hard work. This tour for sure is an unforgettable experience for you!
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    Departure Point
    Shandao Temple Station, 10049, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, 忠孝東路1段58號B1
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Sweet potato meal
    • Additional food or drink
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Tips and gratuities for the guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please dress comfortably for walking through a warehouse and working outdoors
    • All proceeds from this tour will be donated to the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation’s Sweet Potato Mama Program
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 9 May 2018

    My partner and I, both from Australia, did the sweet potato mama tour with Tung as our guide, in late 2017. We really loved the experience and would recommend it to anyone else travelling through Taiwan! Learning about the sweet potato mama project, how it...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
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