Ep #025: Elizabeth Ault, El Salvador 2006-2008

“I was sued for $7 by a drunk ice cream salesman in the village that I worked in.”

On this Episode:

  • How Elizabeth met her husband at a bus stop
  • The two economies of El Salvador
  • Getting sued by a drunk icecream salesman for $7

Elizabeth’s Peace Corps Story

Where and when did you serve? What did you do?

I served in El Salvador from 2006 to 2008 as a Youth Development volunteer.

What is one of your favorite Peace Corps memories?

Being an adult playing tag in the park with a bunch of kids of all ages in flip-flops, and laughing.

What is one of your least favorite Peace Corps memories?


What do you miss about the Peace Corps?

The simplicity of life, getting one thing done a day… and markets.

What is something you learned in the Peace Corps?

Education can change your life, knowing jokes in another language is a bonus, and connecting people to people or resources is extremely rewarding.

Do you have a favorite quote or local saying?

Puchica- holy crap, it can be vulgar or not depending on the situation.


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