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 3

WorkingPosted by Mattias Karlsson Oct 31, 2008 12:36
It's is amazing to work with the cambodian skilled workers. The are skilled and can do lot with old and poor tools. And the way that they climb outside of the house 4 meters up in the air. I guess that they learn that climbing skill as children when they bring down the coconuts. It was raining heavily today and the locals said that the rainey season is for two more weeks. The childen played with the "graining thing" today and looked like a lot of fun. Another good day of work and we almost completed the last wall. We are ahead of schedule and I will most likely switch to the other site tomorrow. It's the king's birthday tomorrrow and people are doing all kind of preparations like this costume that we saw in the middle of the contryside on the way home.

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