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 6

WorkingPosted by Mattias Karlsson Nov 03, 2008 15:29
I where assigned to my original build again. We started with the flooring today. Before lunch we where a bit crowded. Seven persons craving to hammer a board was to many. After lunch we moved a couple to the toilet build and suddenly there was enough work to keep us busy. We managed to finish about 3/4 of the floor and tomorrow we might be done. But on the other hand, we don´t know the what the carpenter has planned for us. The children in the village are getting used to us and we had time to fool around a bit today. I borrowed a bike and that caused a lot of laughter. The families living here is very poor but there is always a smile around. The children takes a bath in every natural pool available.

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