Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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PurpleHeather has moved to as Purpleheather - come and find me there :)

Give a Kiva loan to countries starting with every letter of the alphabet (except X) (read all 5 entries…)
20 letters now

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan
Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi
Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire
Dominican Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo
Ecuador, El Salvador
Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala
Indonesia, Iraq
Kenya, Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon, Liberia
Mali, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique
Nicaragua, Nigeria
Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Palestine
Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Sri Lanka
Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo
Uganda, Ukraine
Viet Nam
X – no countries start with this letter

There is only one country that begins with each of O, Q and Y and two that begin with W – they’ll be a challenge.


RuthG lives.

Colombia, yay!



I love this! I have decided recently to give a loan every birthday and see where it leads. I love what it means and what it stands for.

Eynar Oxartum moved to using the same username

Country with X

Ok, there are no countries with X. But there is at least one nation with X: the Xingu people, in Amazonia. And they could need one of those loans.

You may well say that they are included in Brazil, but it is also true that it is a very big country with many peoples in need of help.

Just an idea ;)

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