06/29/2014 AT 10:25 AM EDT
Talk about a good houseguest.
was visiting the Chilean village of El Vergel Saturday, and got a chance to show a little-known side of himself: TV repairman.
El Vergel was ravaged by a forest fire in April that destroyed most of the village's houses, and charity Techo is helping the villagers rebuild their homes. Harry
was talking with Coca Perez, 50, and her teenage son and daughter, when he noticed something was wrong with their television.
"He looked at it and he started to fiddle with the cable," Mrs. Perez told The Telegraph
. "He managed to get it working so we could watch Chile playing Brazil later. Now I can tell everyone that Prince Harry is my TV repair man!"
Pia Mundaca, the social director of Techo, explained to Harry that 10,000 Chileans had been affected by the fire. A total of 15 people were killed, though none of the deaths were in El Vergel.