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My name is Ismar Uzicanin. I am originally from Former Yugoslavia (Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina) but grew up mostly in the United States in the New York/New Jersey area. I now live with my wife Kelsey, our two dogs Milo and Forest as well as a cat and four horses just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. We are starting a small scale farming and ranching operation that we hope to turn into a full fledged community supported agriculture farm. Though we live at ~7000 ft (2150m) and have an impressive seasonal monsoon season with regular rainfall during the summer months and reasonably snowy winters, the rest of the year can be quite arid. We have therefore begun to incorporate rainwater harvesting systems and bio-integrative techniques into the functioning of our property. I hope to learn more about rainwater harvesting systems during our time together in Kenya. I was first introduced to the well-oiled machine of DWC Team Leader, Ray Fowell's trips in 2011 in some group work outside of New Delhi, India. I've also previously done work with H4H in Ethiopia in 2009. I am so looking forward to working with Ray again, meeting this group, and making the most of our shared Kenya experience.

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