Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen winds up her Kenya tour on Friday this week with a tree planting exercise at the UNEP offices in Nairobi.
She’s been invited by the local chapter of Practical Action, a non-governmental organisation that deals with several development projects across the country.
Gisele landed on a BA flight on Sunday night, and heads to Kisumu on Monday for several days.
According to an official from Practical Action, she was scheduled to visit projects that deal with energy and indoor air pollution in the lake side city.
“She should be there for a few days,” Capital Lifestyle was told.
Gisele, 31, will also visit a micro hydra-energy project in the Mount Kenya area, before visiting several other projects in Kirinyaga District. She is also due to meet with officials from the Ministry of Environment.
Practical Action’s activities are divided up as follows: reducing vulnerability, making markets work for poor people, and improving access to infrastructure services.
The mother of one, who has been described by Catwalk Queen Naomi Campbell as one of the true remaining supermodels, was appointed as a UNEP Goodwill ambassador in 2009.
She was feted last year, receiving the ‘Best Green International Celebrity’ at the International Green Awards in London on November 24.
The model was acknowledged for using her media prominence to promote positive environmental behaviour.
In her blog, she believes that being responsible is the new fashion. She is tasked with highlighting the challenges of threats such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and environmental degradation.
Gisele, who shot to fame during her five-year relationship with actor Leonardo Di Caprio, has modelled for Victoria Secrets lingerie before launching her own line in May 2011 – Gisele Bundchen Intimates.
Wikipedia quotes her fortune at $70 million and according to Forbes could be well on her way to billionaire status.
She is currently married to quarterback Tom Brady, with whom she has a two-year-old son, Benjamin.