Today Kalai is an important part of the Premalaya Handicrafts team. Her office is usually a beehive of activity. She is in charge of quality control and pricing, and is comfortable communicating with international buyers by email and phone. Every item that is made at Premalaya goes through Kalai’s department, an estimated 25,000 individual pieces per year. Over 200 people, many of whom are widows or destitute women, receive enough piecework through Premalaya Handicrafts to sustain their families.