VPN's, privacy and super slow internet connection?

Hey guy's,

I just moved in a new country, this country is in developpement and has super slow internet, I'm talking about 50KIB/s peaks, and yes those are kibibytes!!! I'm paying for 300KIB/s though... (there is no cabling, it's all WIMAX)

You can imagine that VPN's and socks proxy would be really slow, so my question is, can it be possible to encrypt traffic without losing too much speed?

Xou can try CyberGhost for free to see how fast is it going with your connection.

I do not know about any different solution to encrypt or anonymize your connection other that using VPN.