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Total loan: $7,500


Mexico, D.F., CDMX, Mexico / Education

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A loan helped to pay for his programming education to secure a career path in Mexico as a returned migrant from the US.

Claudio's story

Claudio Gage was born in Mexico City. At the young age of 12 he migrated to the United States due to the growing violence in his hometown. During his time in the US, he graduated from the University of California San Diego with a bachelors in Human Biology. After 13 years of living in California while trying to gain status, Claudio had his working visa canceled and got deported in the process, leaving his family separated on both sides of the border. He moved to Mexico City for the past year and a half, unable to find a decently paying job.

This lack of opportunities was a massive blockade for Claudio, but seven months ago he changed this by enrolling in Hola. This is a programming bootcamp, where the main goal is to work with refugees, deported and returned migrants from the US, to prove training and to help them secure a highly lucrative career path in Mexico’s tech sector. This opportunity is truly different from otherwise impoverishing work options that would be available to those in Claudio’s situation.

Today, Claudio wants to help out others who were in his situation. This is why he is seeking a loan to pay for his Hola tuition, which will be used to invest in another student until he secures a career path in technology. The education improved Claudio’s living condition greatly, guaranteeing a much better future perspective for himself and his family.