Despite the extreme economic shutdown experienced by most sectors across Santa Cruz, we are delighted to see many of the women-owned businesses that Amigos supports thriving during this time. Mushroom cultivation is one of those businesses. Amigos is supporting the businesses with seeds which the women turn into mushrooms and much needed income for their families. Further, with many men out of work, we are seeing an increased respect for the women's entrepreneurship by men, and pride among the women for generating income for the family when men no longer have work. Pictured to the right, Tomasa holds mycelia and other materials she will use to incubate her next crop of oyster mushrooms.