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Grandmother kayaking from Maine to Guatemala

PORTLAND (WGME)-A grandmother from Troy is making a difference as she embarks on a 2,500 mile kayaking journey to Guatemala.

Deb Walters, 63,  officially kicked off her year-long solo expedition from Portland Sunday. Walters is paddling from Maine to Guatemala to raise awareness and money for children in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump Community.

Walters said she was first inspired to help when she visited Guatemala nine years ago. She said she wants to give the children a chance for a better life.

Walter said only 10 percent of Guatemala's population graduates from high school.