Mum Guilt: Taking on odd jobs to bring up her 11 kids

(From right to left) Madam Taksiah Razak, 56 and her husband Mr Mohd Jaaffar Muid, 54, with her children Ahmad Isnin, 15, Muhammad Iskandar, 17, Sulaiman, 19, Nurul Amalina, 22, Maimunah, 21, and Ayob, 13, pose for a photo at their home in Jalan Bers
(From right to left) Madam Taksiah Razak, 56 and her husband Mr Mohd Jaaffar Muid, 54, with her children Ahmad Isnin, 15, Muhammad Iskandar, 17, Sulaiman, 19, Nurul Amalina, 22, Maimunah, 21, and Ayob, 13, pose for a photo at their home in Jalan Berseh on May 9, 2019. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - Madam Taksiah Razak, 56, and her husband used to be familiar faces in the MacPherson neighbourhood.

It is no longer their occupation, but for almost two decades, their rag-and-bone trade and other odd jobs enabled them to raise 11 children, aged 13 to 35.

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