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 9

WorkingPosted by Mattias Karlsson Nov 06, 2008 15:54
After another long bus trip we arrived to the brick house and wooden repair. I shifted between the brick house and wooden repair several times during the day. We did completed the brick house today and here is team leader Neal putting in the last brick! The construction ended with a backbreaking mixing concrete for the entire floor! At the wooden repair, the local workers had finished much of the walling. We then started by removing all floorboards and put some new ones. At the end of the day we completed about three quarters of the floor before we had too leave. But I think that the local workers will finalize today. If not, we still have about two hours of work before house dedication tomorrow.

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