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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Spatz Please stay in contact!

Give 10 KIVA loans (read all 10 entries…)
Loan six (or seven)

I was able to make my sixth loan today (or my seventh, as Kiva counts the one loan that expired).

It goes to Mohamad, a blacksmith in Lebanon.

Good luck, Mohamad!

I added my loan to team 43Things.

Mohamad is a 31-year-old married man and father of two children. Thirteen years ago, Mohamad started his own business. He is a blacksmith. This business is highly requested in his region, that’s why Mohamad had to keep his business updated through buying special products with encouraging prices. With the help of a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, Mohamad will be capable of doing it. These products will increase his income and will improve his family’s living. Mohamad is a hardworking man with a good reputation. Most of his customers are neighbors, friends and relatives. He has been an Al Majmoua borrower for two cycles. His previous loan helped a lot in improving his business. Mohamad is a goodstanding borrower.

Free loan trial: http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/silvia3813



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