Mattias trip to Cambodia

Mattias trip to Cambodia


My name is Mattias Karlsson an I’m a 36 year old IT consultant working at CIBER in Stockholm Sweden. I'm taking 2 weeks off to work as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, building houses in Siem Reap Cambodia alongside people who need a decent, affordable place to live.

This blog will serve these purposes: 1) To keep my friends, family and colleagues informed as to the progress 2) To serve as a conduit for fundraising for all those who wish to help me change someones life.

Read on to learn more about my trip, Habitat's work and how you can help. Subscribe to my email list to recieve progress reports.

Thanks for your support. /Mattias

Report from day 5

WorkingPosted by Mattias Karlsson Nov 02, 2008 11:25
Last day of first week and I am back at my original house. Apparently the Cambodian carpenter specifically requested my return. We work well together, he speaks kmer and I speak English and most of the time I kind of gets what he wants me to do. He thinks I am good with the hammer and he keeps me busy most of the day. They finished the wall yesterday and painted the upper part so we begun the day with removal of the "scaffolding". The next step of the build is to fix the permanent flooring and after lunch we removed the old floor.

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