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

Report from day 8

WorkingPosted by Mattias Karlsson Nov 06, 2008 10:44
The bus trip is now even longer... We have two busses and the fact that we have finished my original wooden house leaves us with a logistic problem. Sixteen people at one site and four at the second toilet build. For me it adds another one hour to the morning trip because we drop of the toilet builders and then go to the other site. When we finally arrived we accomplished a lot. The brick house has less than half meter to go. I where at the wooden repair and we actually put in four windows and got about 50 per cent of two walls up. We did two teams that worked in parallel with the walls. My guess is that we will be done with the walls tomorrow. I doubt that we will be able to finish the flooring before we go home. I had a ten min break playing some volleyball with the local boys. At the evening we celebrated the result of the American president election at FCC (Foreign Correspondent Center)
/Mattias



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