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 2

WorkingPosted by Mattias Karlsson Oct 28, 2008 17:11
This where a really good day. We accomplished a lot and now our small team of six has put up two complete 6 meter high walls. Its a high climb with no real safety...
The house is for Houb Hat, father of five children between 16 and 27 years old. The family has a total income of 115 USD per month. The Cambodian people is really nice and like in any other Asian country you really don't need to worry about robbery or things like that. One thing that I needed to do was to go down to the pharamcy to by malaria pills. Back home they told me that I did need them but once here the recomendation where to take them! It really feels strange to go down town locally to by white and blue pills...


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