Mattias trip to Cambodia

Mattias trip to Cambodia

Summary

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

About Cambodia

About CambodiaPosted by Mattias Karlsson Sep 27, 2008 12:20

Cambodia is beautiful, unspoiled, vibrant and buzzing with excitement. From the capital of Phnom Penh to the temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia has an energy that comes after years of upheaval and violence. This energy comes from the people of Cambodia, who are described as some of the friendliest in the region.

The Kingdom of Cambodia, located in the heart of Southeast Asia, is an ancient land with a young population. The median age of its people is 21 years. Regardless of their age, Cambodians are often poor.

According to the 2006 Human Development Report published by the United Nations, about 34 per cent of Cambodians live on less than US$1 a day in 2004.
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