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Daniel Klopp
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Ongoing advocacy for the rights of children and to fight against child slavery and human trafficking by providing education.
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January 27, 2014 -- Day 01

Former PVHS Graduate & Humanitarian Award winner of 2010, American Founder & Executive Director of Voices4Peru moves into and begins living in peruvian desert to raise funds for private school. Daniel is enduring extreme heat, lack of healthy water, food, with no sewage, danger of mafia gangs, and wild dogs to raise funds and awareness for children with no access to education.
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 American Moves to Desert to Raise Awareness of Living Conditions in Peru
 
Daniel Klopp is the executive director of Voices4Peru, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping a small community in Ventanilla, Peru. In just over a week, his new school will open in the Ventanilla community for 30 small children ages three to five years old. That is, it will open when Voices4Peru gets enough money to open.
 
Voices4Peru has launched a very successful campaign over the last month trying to find donors that will help cover the cost to educate all 30 children for the next year. So far, the campaign has netted enough pledges to cover the costs of 13 of the students for the year. While this is a great accomplishment in the short time the campaign has been running, it is proving difficult to find more donors for the final 17 children. Now, Dan Klopp is trying a different tactic to highlight the needs of his Peruvian community and hopefully find the remaining support needed.
 
Dan has moved into a desert dwelling on the outskirts of his community and has vowed to remain there until Voices4Peru can raise the remaining funds to open the school. He will be documenting his living conditions through blog posts and video from his phone. The dwelling is nothing but four walls and a roof in the desert with a mattress and a table inside. There is no running water, no electricity, and no sewage. While this may sound horrible to Americans, it is common in Ventanilla. He hopes that showing people in the United States the type of conditions he lives in will persuade them to give to Voices4Peru. If not, he could be stuck in this shack in a dangerous area for a very long time.
 
Daniel Klopp went to Ventanilla 13 years ago as a youth pastor to help speak to the impoverished youth in the community to help them turn away from criminal activities. Over the first couple years he continued to speak in Peru multiple times until he decided to make his home there and continue to advocate for the community in whatever way he could. Since that time, he has acted as a youth pastor in the community and started a futbol (soccer) club that helps over 70 kids a year find a safe place away from the gangs, drugs, and sex trafficking of the Peruvian streets.
 
Dan decided to extend his efforts beyond the soccer fields and basic ministry to start a school for young children as well as the Christian Omar Project which is a safe house for at-risk teens. Because the school and safe house have specific mandates to reach out to and include the LGBT community, Over the past six months, Voices4Peru has geared up to start the school and the Christian Omar Project safe house. Now, all the hard work is starting to pay off with this campaign to fund all their efforts for the year.
If you want to help support the Voices4Peru organization and get Dan Klopp out of this shack, you can donate in a couple of ways. For anyone wanting to give a one-time donation, you can go to the Fill a Chair Campaign on the indiegogo.com site (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fill-a-chair-for-v4peru-2014). If you would like to give monthly, please email v4peru@gmail.com and they will respond with a PayPal link that will allow you to set up a monthly donation.
Many Americans balk at giving money to anything because they feel they may not be able to afford it. They are worried out the comfort that comes from having that extra $20, $50, or $100 each month. It is a comfort zone they are unwilling to step away from even though it would probably not affect their lives. Dan Klopp hopes to inspire those people by stepping out of his comfort zone. Living in this shack to raise awareness for Voices4Peru is his way of showing what having nothing really looks like. Maybe then others will realize they can afford to live with a little less money this month or every month. Please share Dan’s story, share Voices4Peru’s mission, and help stop the cycle of poverty by funding the effort to educate and advocate for the children of Ventanilla, Peru.
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Day 06 - 400pm EST -  17 Partners still required 

The hour closes near with 17 children still needing an education for 2014 in Ventanilla, with Voices4Peru 100/100 Partner.

As a result, of the generosity of several of you, 13 children will now see the classroom this year and have the opportunity to learn.

Do you know that by sponsoring a child with Voices4Peru you also are fighting child slavery and human trafficking ? By placing a child into the educational system, it protects them from the streets. Thank you to those who are fighting against horrific slavery of children. We have 17 more children that require the same need.

I am leaving tonight from the comfort of my own apartment to live in the Perúivan desert, which you will be able to follow by photographs, video, and BLOG information, as well as keeping in touch with our team. I will be living there (please note the location in the attached photographs in this post) until our goal is met.

The sooner we spread the word and step up for these children, the sooner these children will be safer from child slavery and human trafficking.

I felt that it was important to step out of MY comfort zone to advocate for these children in Las Lomas by putting myself into a very difficult, harsh, and dangerous living condition so that I can experience SOMETHING of what a family in poverty goes through.

You can read about my experiences at this Blog Site. There, as of today, you will find a video that I posted from the land.

http://www.voices4journey.typepad.com/


I will stay there until our V4P goal is met for 2014. 


Here is how you can become involved to shrink the number of seats that we need to fill. There are two generous ways.

1.) Become a Partner with @V4PERU Private School and sponsor a child. Click on the link below to select a child you would like to sponsor, and email that name and your email address that you would like Voices4Peru to use to set up your sponsorship program to the email address here v4peru@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.257955204367490.1073741829.257935057702838&type=1&l=380dece764

2.) You can help Fill a Chair Program with Voices4Peru by shrinking the overall costs. If you would prefer to give a one time donation, you can also do so, but by clicking on the below link and contribute via our partner group Indiegogo. This will also reduce the costs and reduce the time that I will be required to live in the desert.

http://igg.me/at/fillachair/x/6160589

3.) We all can share this experience around as well, to encourage others that are able to financially assist and generously give. 

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My new home for Fill a Chair with Voices4Peru 100/100 Partner Progra 
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