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Sep 17, 2016
“A Meaningful Experience”
Jul 20, 2016
“Live As A Local - Sweet Potato Mama Project”
Room 301, 3Fl., No. 18, Siyuan St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

I am not usually one to book tours but after reading about how the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation helps single mothers by selling sweet potatoes, I knew I had to book this one. My money was used for a wonderful cause and my time was...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RedLineSky
Reviewed July 20, 2016

For many of us, work is just an office job with stress on deadlines. But for women like 曾媽媽, stress is trying to sell a bag of sweet potatoes for just NT50 to make ends meet and send her child to school - in the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed December 6, 2015

On our Free & Easy days we decided to discover riding the MRT for adventure since we are urban folks where our Toronto, Ont. Canada subway is ~30 miles away from our home. Tolpology located our Just Sleep hotel only ~3 minutes away and we...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Willy S
Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

As soon as I read about this program, I booked a slot. I wanted to do something different on my visit and get to help out too. I met Steve and Jonathan at Shandao Temple mrt and they told me firstly about the program itself....More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I read some of the reviews on trip advisor and we decided to contact Peter about signing up. Peter went out of his way for us to experience this tour as it wasn't supposed to be available during the time we were...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

With a group of 6 Dutch students we had the amazing opportunity to help the momma's sell the sweet potatoes. Well organized and very interesting!

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the creative park with 5 friends who are all doing a summerschool at nccu. We had already seen 2 sweet potatoe ladies. We were wondering what we could expect. At frist, peter gave us a tour around the park. He really put...More

1  Thank Iris H
Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had a wonderful day with the potato moms. It was very special to experience how they live and try to make a living. I'm happy that I had the chance to contribute to their work. The organization behind this project is very professional and...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

This organisation made it possible for foreigners to experience how local mommy's sell sweet potatoes on the street. I think it is fantastic opportunity for tourists to learn more about the locals. Especially because it was very well organized. I would really recommend this activity...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Catijn
Reviewed July 14, 2014

To live as a local for a day is a beautiful experience for everyone. After a thorough introduction and historical background of the organization and the area where it is located, we could mean something for the sweet potato mommas, by helping them sell their...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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