Sweet Potato Mama Small Group Volunteer Tour in Taipei

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Roasting the sweet potatoes
Roasting the sweet potatoes
Experience selling sweet potatoes in Taipei's streets!
Experience selling sweet potatoes in Taipei's streets!
Setting up the fire
Setting up the fire
Washing the sweet potatoes
Washing the sweet potatoes
Selling sweet potatoes on the street
Selling sweet potatoes on the street
Sweet Potato Mama Small Group Volunteer Tour in Taipei - Picture 6
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What To Expect

Join the Sweet Potato Mamas in serving up some sweet potatoes from their street stalls in Taipei. See how these mamas work to support their families and help them serve up some sweet potatoes to a lunchtime crowd. All the proceeds from this tour will be contributed to the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation's Sweet Potato Mama Program which aims to support single mothers.

Highlights

  • Support a local program that helps single mothers launch their own sweet potato businesses

  • Learn about the tradition of Sweet Potato Mamas and how they earn their living selling street snacks

  • Put your hands to work, serving sweet potatoes to locals on their lunch breaks

  • Treat yourself to the sweet potatoes roasted by the Sweet Potato Mamas

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Taipei
Departs From:
Taipei
Meeting Point:
Shandao Temple Station
Duration:
2 hours
Availability:
daily at 11:00 AM
Product Code:
14207
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

The humble yet nutritious sweet potato is more than just food in Taiwan - it's integrated as a part of Taiwanese culture. There are cultural expressions about the sweet potato, and it's even said that the country is shaped like a sweet potato! The sweet potato is also a popular street food snack, and that's where you come in! You'll be going into the sweet potato street food scene and meeting the ladies who cook and sell the snacks - the Sweet Potato Mamas!

Your tour will begin at the warehouse which serves as the base of the Sweet Potato Mama industry. Learn about the Sweet Potato Mama Program and the equipment used by the women in the business. The whole program is run by the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation, a well-known Taiwanese support organization that runs care facilities for underprivileged vegetative patients as well as community welfare initiatives. The foundation helps the Sweet Potato Mamas start their own businesses by providing space, training, the equipment needed and even their first bag of sweet potatoes. Thanks to these necessities, the Mamas can usually start their own business within as little time as one week!

After your visit to the warehouse, we'll go out to join the Mamas! Help out the Mamas in their working day as we prepare to serve the area's lunchtime crowd. Learn the ropes of the business from the Mamas themselves. Sell sweet potatoes on the streets and interact with all the locals who stop by.

After your shift, you'll be treated to a sweet potato roasted by a Mama herself. A great snack to reward your hard work!

Includes

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Sweet potato meal

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Meals and drinks unless specified

Please Note

  • Participants must be 6 years old to join this tour.

  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Participants are requested to dress in comfortable clothing suitable for walking through a warehouse and working outdoors.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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