Sweet Potatoes


The humble potato - but sweeter!

The sweet potato is full of starchy goodness. It's a tasty food that keeps families growing strong, healthy and happy. This gift could provide the vines to grow up to 120kg of sweet potatoes, giving a family a nutritious staple ingredient for a whole year!

Fishani Nyirenda with her daughter Winnie received sweet potato vines from Concern Worldwide. Photo: Jennifer Nolan/Concern Worldwide

Fishani Nyirenda from Nkhotakota in Malawi received a portion of sweet potatoes to plant and was delighted to find they have a short harvest cycle. This means she can plant them twice a year and have food all year round. Her family loves the taste of sweet potato and Fishani is happy to see her children eating them as she knows they are full of the nutrients they need to grow up strong and healthy.

This gift goes towards our Livelihoods programme.