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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redbandita in Amsterdam is doing 17 things including…

Fund micro-loans through Kiva.org

3 cheers

 

redbandita has written 5 entries about this goal

Now that I have done this,...

...I am changing goals to post along with other 43ers who have the goal to Fund 43 microloans through Kiva.org.
You can find me there.



It's my birthday!

And my colleagues gave me a gift certificate for a kiva loan (like I asked them).
can’t wait to pick a business to invest in.
I also got a colleague make a double take on my gift certificate, as most people get something for themselves, like a voucher for a bookstore or the likes.
So maybe I even got another person interested in lending with this?



Nancy in Equador...

...got her loan paid out.
I wish her all the best with her investment.



I'm a LOANER!

It’s official, I’m a kiva.org loaner.
I gave two loans of $25 and donated $5 to help run the site.
My first loan went to a lady called Mansouratou Lawani, mother of 5, who has a bakery in Cotonou, Benin.
My second loan was given to Nancy Yupa, a 25 year old mother of 4 children, who owns a little convenience store in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

This is so exciting!



When I get my credit card,...

...this will be my first “purchase”. A Kiva loan. I can’t wait.
I’ve also decided that my work birthday present will be a Kiva loan. We always ask the birthday person what they want in advance, so instead of getting a gift certificate for a book store etc., this year I will aks for a Kiva.org loan certificate. Weeeeeee!



redbandita has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

 

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