Brazil's GNT TV features Gisele's trip to Kenya

In her role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment, Gisele B√ľndchen went to the grassroots level in Kenya in 2012 to experience the reality of energy poverty and to see how Kenyans are transforming their lives by accessing sustainable energy.

A short documentary was filmed during her trip, and it is now being broadcast by Brazil's Globo GNT channel, starting this Saturday (22 March) at 10:30pm. Brazilians can find the schedule on GNT's website.

Gisele visited Kibera, East Africa's largest slum, where less than 20% of its residents have access to electricity, and witnessed the innovative ways in which communities can gain access to a reliable source of energy by using waste as a resource. She also went to Kisumu, in western Kenya, to see up close the reality of energy poverty and learn about fuel-efficient cook stoves. She joined the local women in collecting firewood for cooking. 

During her trip, the UNEP Goodwill Ambassador also observed how locally produced, cost and fuel-effective technologies, such as stoves and smoke hoods, are making a real difference to rural Kenyan communities.

The mini-documentary, produced by UNEP and Practical Action, can also be watched on UNEP's YouTube (in English)