DNSbyComodo.com Supports Entrepreneurs with 50th Kiva Loan
Managed Domain Name System provider, DNSbyComodo.com, marks its 50th loan to help entrepreneurs in developing nations lift themselves out of poverty.
Louisville, KY, January 25, 2012 – Domain Name System (DNS) service provider, DNSbyComodo.com, announced today that it has completed its 50th loan to low-income entrepreneurs through peer-to-peer lending website Kiva.org.
DNSbyComodo.com, part of the Comodo Group, which provides computer security software and SSL digital certificates, has used Kiva since 2009 as a platform to help individuals and small groups in developing countries create opportunity and improve life for themselves and their families.
Sean Stafford, Director of Services at DNSbyComodo.com and member of DNSbyComodo.com's founding team, explained, "DNSbyComodo.com has a strong commitment to the local Kentucky community and also to the international community. We take pride in helping others and contributing to those in need where we can. Our goal in sharing this milestone is to introduce more people to microlending and put the spotlight on the thousands of ordinary lenders and borrowers who use Kiva to enable economic development throughout the world."
Kiva is a non-profit organization, founded in 2005, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva has over 675,000 lenders who have helped borrowers in 60 different countries with $275 million in loans. More than 80% of Kiva loans are made to women entrepreneurs.
DNSbyComodo.com's loans have been disbursed to borrowers in Central and South America and Southeast Asia to support local small business growth in sectors including food, retail, agriculture, arts, services, and manufacturing.
One recent recipient of a loan DNSbyComodo.com helped fund is Olga Isabel, a shop owner in Cartago, Costa Rica. Olga planned to use her $1,200 loan to purchase supplies to
make uniforms to sell for the school year which begins in February. Stafford stated, "Like many entrepreneurs, when we began our company we were fortunate to be funded early on through angels. Many in the developing world, where options are extremely limited, are not so fortunate. This is our chance to give back and change another person's circumstances for the better."
The DNSbyComodo.com service helps small and medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprises improve their website's security and performance by providing faster domain name response times and a greater degree of reliable service. DNSbyComodo.com operates a global anycast network with locations in places like Seattle, Frankfurt, and Dublin. International visitors' DNS requests are routed to a nearby name server, providing the absolute fastest lookup times. About DNSbyComodo.com by Comodo
Comodo® is a leading brand in Internet security, providing businesses and consumers worldwide with security and trust services, including digital certificates, PCI scanning, desktop security, and remote PC support. Securing online transactions for over 200,000 businesses, and with more than 45 million desktop security software installations, including an award-winning firewall and antivirus software, Comodo is Creating Trust Online®. To learn more, visit www.comodo.com. DNSbyComodo.com plays a key role in directing and managing Internet traffic, including the availability and security of websites and email. The company's global network of name servers helps visitors get improved performance from websites, content and applications, ensuring that websites perform optimally. To learn more, visit www.dnsbycomodo.com.